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Scammers still targeting some Douglas PUD customers

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EAST WENATCHEE — Douglas County PUD customers, particularly Spanish-speaking ones, are continuing to report calls from scammers who threaten to disconnect their electricity for lack of payment.

The last complaint came from a Hispanic business owner in Bridgeport, PUD General Manager Bill Dobbins said Wednesday.

The callers demand that their victims buy cash cards at convenience stores and then supply the cards’ access codes or risk having their power shut off.

The scammers called on a Sunday, but the business…

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