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Utility Meter Scam Hits Burley Residents

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By Paul Johnson

Burley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Burley residents are being warned of a phone scam that the city of Burley is changing out meters. The scam then indicates the resident must pay $233 for a new meter. The resident is told to buy a cash card to complete the transaction. The Cassia county sheriff’s office warns residents not to respond to the calls as they are false and a scam.
The city of Burley is currently in the process of changing out water and electric meters for more efficient meters. According to a news release, the new meters will provide the city with automatic reads. They are not requiring any resident to pay for the new meters.
The Cassia County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents if they receive one of these calls, to contact them.


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