PG&E wants to warn its customers of an email scam that has been targeting residents across the United States, a spokesman said Thursday.
The utility has reportedly received reports from people both within and outside its service area about suspicious emails that appear to be bills sent by PG&E.
The utility advises that if a customer receives one of these emails, they should delete it and take the following precautions: Do not respond to the email, do not click on any links in the email or open any attachments. Do not provide any personal information.
The emails should be reported to PG&E at CoporateSecurity@pge.com.
"It's unacceptable that someone is trying to take advantage of our customers and others," Chief Customer Officer Helen Burt said. "We take our customers' security very seriously and under no circumstances would we email anyone to request that they provide personal information without first logging into [our website] or calling us."