Aberdeen Police warn of scam targeting Grays Harbor residents

The Aberdeen Police Department has received two fraud complaints that are also occurring throughout the county, state and country.
The first complaint involved a fraudulent letter from the IRS requesting confidential information including copies of the victims tax return and  social security number.
It appears that this incident is part of the Seattle Archdioceses fraud where past employees and volunteers of organizations within the Seattle Archdiocese are apparent victims of a tax refund scheme.
The second report involved the GH PUD fraud where a person calls and states they are from the PUD.  The suspect tells the victim that their current bill is overdue and they must make a payment now or risk having the service disconnected immediately.
The suspect told the victim that they could not pay with cash or a credit card as that would take 24 hours to process.  The victim was told to purchase Greendot Moneypaks.  The victim was told to provide the numbers on the card by the suspect.
The Aberdeen Police Department advises to never provide anyone with unsolicited requests for confidential information.  If a person is ever in doubt they may call their local police department or check for current fraud and identity schemes at the Federal Trade Commission website which is, http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scam-alerts

GH PUD plans power outage in Ocean Shores November 7th

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Grays Harbor PUD will be conducting a planned outage on Thursday, November 7, 2013 from 10:00p.m. The outage is expected to last approximately 10 hours, and is necessary for system repairs to improve reliability.
Customers that will be affected are those located in Ocean Shores from the intersection of SR109 and SR115 to the south. Residents in Hogan’s Corner will not be affected.
In preparation for this outage, we recommend you take precautions with any electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, and microwaves by unplugging those items. You should leave them disconnected until after the power has been fully restored.

In addition, customers are advised that the length of the outage is an estimate and power could be restored at any time. For that reason, it is not safe to make repairs to your electrical system without having the power disconnected at your specific location.

GH PUD plans power outage in North Grays Harbor November 7th

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Grays Harbor PUD will be conducting a planned outage on Thursday, November 7, 2013 beginning at 10:00p.m. The outage is expected to last approximately 3 hours, and is necessary for system repairs to improve reliability.
Customers that will be affected are those located on the following roads: Burrows Road, Bayberry Drive, Branch B Road, North Shore Place, Hogan Road, Dusty Lane, Orton Lane, and also customers from 1380 State Route 109 to 1440 State Route 109.
In preparation for this outage, we recommend you take precautions with any electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, and microwaves by unplugging those items. You should leave them disconnected until after the power has been fully restored.

In addition, customers are advised that the length of the outage is an estimate and power could be restored at any time. For that reason, it is not safe to make repairs to your electrical system without having the power disconnected at your specific location.

Grays Harbor PUD Responding to Aberdeen Power Outage

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Grays Harbor PUD is responding to a reported power outage that occurred at about 9:08am this morning (Saturday, November 14, 2009). The outage is impacting about 619 customers in west Aberdeen including the hospital hill area, 6th Street and Cherry Street heading east to Broadway. The cause of the outage hasn’t been determined yet and there is no estimated time for restoration.

 

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