American Gas Association promotes Utilities United Against Scams campaign

The American Gas Association (AGA) recently launched a Utilities United Against Scams campaign and designated the third Wednesday of November as the annual Utilities United Against Scams Day.

“Our core value and top priority is, and always will be, safety,” AGA President and CEO Dave McCurdy said. “The protection of our customers is our obligation and shared responsibility. AGA and its member companies are committed to promoting awareness of the increasingly sophisticated and complex nature of utility scams across the nation, ultimately helping to protect customers from this fraudulent activity.”

According to the AGA, there are a growing number of scams where criminals approach utilities customers via telephone, mail, email and personally coming to their doors to demand immediate payment or personal information.

The campaign, launched in cooperation with utilities and trade associations across the country, will work to promote awareness among customers and, therefore, prevent scam incidents. The AGA and its member companies will also continue their efforts to cooperate with law enforcement throughout the country to combat these scams, as well as coordination with industry stakeholders and national and local political leaders.

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