7 September 2017
Excerpt from the Village Manager’s Report
Credit Card Scam in VBM: especially with our seniors.
Please be on alert that there are people posing as VBM officials calling from a bogus “762” based phone number. They are telling residents that they have a sizable, outstanding balance on their water bill but that the VBM can resolve it with the immediate use of their credit card.
Please note that all correspondence and settlements of past due balances are done only by personal discussion with this office. All settlements are later confirmed by letter/e-mail prior to payment. Payments by check or money order are made through Village Hall. VBM credit card policy calls for all payments can only be accepted through the village’s website … and not … over the phone.
We have reported this to our Police Department who are actively pursuing all leads. If you or know someone who has been contacted in a similar way call the VBM Police Department at 941-2130 first and then to our Village Hall Offices at 941-4800.
Please pass the word on to your neighbors and friends about this disgusting and nasty scam.
Village Manager’s Report: 294A
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