Local business targeted by fake AEP bill collector


all right listen up on this one there’s a scam making its rounds in the Coastal Bend targeting business owners Malcolm deshield owns the barbecue man restaurant on I 37 his employees got a call yesterday from somebody claiming to be with a VP caller said they hadn’t paid their electricity bill and if they didn’t come up with nearly a thousand bucks in 45 minutes the service would be cut off at the restaurant the shield says scam but he called them back in and they wanted me to go and buy these prepaid cards obtain those and then come back to the restaurant call them and give them the codes off of those cards and that would satisfy the debt that I had to them which in all reality is non-existent one clue this is a scam is the fact that you don’t pay your electricity bill to AEP you pay it to whoever your carrier is am at

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