BBB: 'Obama pays your utility bill' is scam

BBB: 'Obama pays your utility bill' is scam »Play Video
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is alerting customers to be aware of an ongoing scam that is affecting utility customers across the country.

The scam artists claim President Barack Obama is offering a credit or offering to directly pay for utility bills.

The scammers are targeting customers through text messages, flyers, emails and phone calls, hoping to collect your personal information for the alleged payment.

The bill is paid through an automated bill-pay system but is reversed in a matter of days. By the time a person finds out , their information has already been compromised.