Friday, December 16, 2011

Toledo elderly targeted in cash scam

The City of Toledo Department of Public Utilities is urging customers to be aware of a new scam targeting customers of Toledo's water and sewer service. The department has received reports of an individual posing as a representative of "Winner's International" and offering a reward of up to $750,000 to Toledo residents for being a good paying utility customer. The scam encourages residents to transfer $499.99 through Western Union. Residents who believe they may have been a victim of this scam are encouraged to report the issue to the Toledo Police Department Investigative Service Division at 419-245-3142.