Apparently some POS is running another scam. I got an email from my power company this morning...
Warning about bill payment
We have confirmation of a bill payment scam that is
actively spreading through social media and word-of-mouth. We believe this is
part of a nationwide phishing scam. Scammers are telling customers that a third
party, in most cases the Federal Government or President Obama, will pay their
utility bill in exchange for their personal information such as social security
numbers and personal banking information. Of course, this is false and we have
notified authorities including the State Attorney General's Office and the
While customers may have received information from
friends or the internet instead of the scammers themselves, we urge all
customers to never use banking information that is not their own. Unauthorized
use of account information is illegal and any payment applied to utility bills
will be reversed.
How fucking stupid do you have to be to fall for this????