DWP Telephone Customer Scam
What: News conference to inform Department of Water and Power (DWP) customers about ongoing telephone scams.
When: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
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 impostors 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.