Humboldt County, Ca. (KIEM) — During the public safety power shutoff, residents have reported receiving scam calls from someone claiming to be PG&E asking for personal information.
According to the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services, some residents have picked up the phone to a live call stating that their power won’t be shut off or won’t be restored if they don’t pay. There are also some callers asking for your address, location, and other personal information.
These calls are not coming from PG&E. The office of emergency services reached out to PG&E who says that all calls from them will be a recording, not a live voice, and they will not ask for your personal information.
If you receive one of these calls, you can report it to your local law enforcement agency by calling their non-emergency phone number.