PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale’s crime prevention office is warning residents about a new scam targeting residents of Palmdale that involves the victim receiving a phone call from a person or computerized voice stating they are from the city of Palmdale with an offer to purchase sewer line insurance.
“Approximately two years ago, the city sent out letters to homeowners supporting Service Line Warranties of America, Inc. that explained the potential benefits to some residents in purchasing sewer line insurance through the company,” stated Crime Prevention Specialist Ruth Oschmann. “However, there are no city staff members making calls about this program or trying to sell this insurance.”
“No one from the city of Palmdale will contact a resident by phone to sell them sewer line insurance,” noted Oschmann. “This is a scam and we are getting the word out to prevent anyone from becoming a victim.”
In order to purchase sewer line insurance, residents would need to contact Service Line Warranties of America, Inc. directly at www.slwofa.com, according to Oschmann added.
For more information, call 661-267-5170.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]