PUBLIC UTILITY OFFICE SCAM!

The Fort Stockton Police Department has received multiple reports of a telephone scam from phone number 1-800-636-2080. The scam involves Fort Stockton residents being financially targeted by individuals requesting payment for past due utility accounts. The called states his name is “Aaron Ramos” with “The Fort Stockton Public Utility Office” and requests a payment be made at a “payment center”. A call back number is then given as a payment option. This is a scam. The City of Fort Stockton does not make phone calls requesting payments. The Fort Stockton Police Department would like to remind all residents to be suspicious of any telephone calls requesting any type of payment. They should also be sure not to give out any personal or financial information to anyone over the telephone. It is important to remember that if there is any suspicion that you have been a victim of such a scam, to contact the Police Department immediately.