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Did you get a call from Olympia’s utilities dept.? It could be a scam, city warns

‘Please do not buy into these scam calls, simply hang up’

This computer-synthesized voice claiming to be an FBI agent with a warrant for your arrest is just one example of a phone scam. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam in which the caller impersonates an actual deputy.
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This computer-synthesized voice claiming to be an FBI agent with a warrant for your arrest is just one example of a phone scam. The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam in which the caller impersonates an actual deputy.

The city of Olympia is warning residents about a rash of fraudulent phone calls claiming to be from the city’s utilities department.

According to the city’s warning, the calls say the resident’s water will soon be shut off if they don’t pay their bill.

The city says people who get calls like this should not pay the caller and instead should call the utilities department at 360-753-8340 during business hours to confirm their account status.

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