Gainesville Regional Utilities is warning its customers of ongoing scams concerning energy surveys. Customers have reported getting calls from an individual posing as a GRU employee. There have also been reports of a person coming to customers’ homes and asking for access inside to conduct a survey. GRU Spokesman Lewis Walton says this is unfortunately all too common this time of year.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/walton2.mp3]
He says there are some easy ways customers can watch for fraud.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/walton3.mp3]
He says if residents have any reason to be suspicious of an individual claiming to be from GRU, they can contact the company’s offices for verification.