posted 04/09/10 12:38 pm producer: Raymond Rivera
"In some cases, the individual takes a cash payment from the customer for a portion of the bill and states that he knows an SCE&G employee with vouchers to pay the balance. The customer then thinks his or her bill has been paid when the perpetrator makes a credit card payment over the phone on the customer’s behalf. However, the individual is suspected of using a stolen credit card because all of these payments are later reversed by the credit card company. The customer is then left with an unpaid bill and is sometimes submitted for service disconnection for nonpayment."