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Southern California Edison warns of 'ID Spoofing' scam

Special equipment used to fake caller ID info

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Energy company Southern California Edison is warning residents about a rash of  scam phone calls.

The scam involves using special equipment to "spoof" or falsify caller ID information. 

Calls appear to be coming from Southern California Edison but are actually from a scammer.

The scammer may pose as an SCE employee in order to obtain personal information or convince the recipient to purchase special products.

SCE says some signs to keep an eye out for include:

  • Multiple calls made throughout the day
  • Questions regarding customer's usage, meter or other personal information
  • Recommendations for purchasing alternative energy products

Anyone who may have fallen victim to a spoofing call is asked to email the SCE Information Governance.

For more information regarding scams, warning signs and tips to protect yourself, visit the Southern California Edison scam website.


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