Vero Beach Utilities Warn of Telephone Scam

Indian River County residents are receiving calls from a person claiming to be from Vero Beach Utilities.
Indian River County residents are receiving calls from a person claiming to be from Vero Beach Utilities.

VERO BEACH – Indian River County residents are receiving telephone calls from someone stating he represents the Vero Beach Utilities Department.

The Caller states that the resident’s power will be shut off in 45 minutes if they do not pay an overdue bill immediately.

Vero Beach Utilities say the caller is part of a scam. The person will ask people to wire money or give their credit card information over the phone.

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The Customer Service number for the Vero Beach Utilities is (772) 978-5100 if you do have any questions about your account.

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