Artesia Resident Reports P&E Scam Call

Another scam warning to report today. Artesia Police say someone is calling people in Artesia. The caller claims to be a representative of P&E and advises the victim that they are late on a gas bill. If they don’t send payment right away, they will have their gas service shut off. Pne man told Artesia Police that the caller was demanding more than 14-hundred dollars. He was advised to go to the Family Dollar in town and get a money card or green dot card. Artesia Police remind everyone that virtually no reputable utility service act in this manner, so just hang up and make a report if you wish.