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Chico apartments targeted in PG&E scam

Some apartments in Chico have been fallen victim to a scam involving people posing as PG&E workers.

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 4:42 PM
Updated: Jun 13, 2019 7:07 PM

CHICO, Calif. - Some apartments in Chico have been fallen victim to a scam involving people posing as PG&E workers.

Residents at Foothill Manor told Action News Now that just a couple days ago, they were confronted by people saying that they work for PG&E. The people attempted to come into their homes and access personal information. 

Resident Manager Sheryl Morrell has worked at the property for 11 years, and she said that every year her tenants deal with this problem. 

Workers saying they represent PG&E go door-to-door telling people they want to lower their gas bills, Morrell said. 

Morrell said one of her tenants unknowingly signed up. 

She found out that once someone agrees, they are under contract and in a certain number of days there is a cancellation fee. 

Morrell said this is a service scam and some of her tenants have seen a $30 increase on their gas bill after signing up. 

Action News Now reached out to PG&E about the potential scam. The utility said that it does not have workers going door-to-door.

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