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News Release

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Media Relations

DWP Telephone Customer Scam NA13021df

What:
News conference to inform Department of Water and Power (DWP) customers about ongoing  telephone scams.

When:
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
9:00 a.m.

Where:
LAPD Police Administration Building (PAB)
(PAB Plaza-in front of the building)
100 West First Street   
Los Angeles, Calif. 90012

Who:
Los Angeles Police Commander Andy Smith
Patrick K. Findley, DWP Director of Security

Why:
On February 6, 2013, LAPD and DWP wants to report the scams involving imposters posing as utility personnel, contacting customers by telephone, informing them they are behind in payment of their bill, and threatening immediate service termination as a means of forcing the customer into remitting payment for a fictional account balance.

Contact:
For any inquires or questions about the messaging system, please feel free to contact LAPD Media Relations at 213-486-5910.

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