The Maui county Department of Water Supply is warning customers about a phone scam.
Someone, posing as a water department official, has called customers and claimed there's an outstanding balance for a bill and threatened to shut off water service unless they receive payment. The person instructed customers to go to a Walmart Money Center to transfer funds for the outstanding balance.
Legitimate water bill payments are accepted on the second floor of the Kalana O Maui building in Wailuku, the Maui County Service Center at the Maui Mall, and Department of Water Supply baseyards in Lahaina, Hana, and Molokai. More information is available on the second page of water bills.
Customers receiving suspicious calls should contact the water department's Fiscal/Customer Service Office at 270-7730 and the Maui Police Department at 244-6400, or, in an emergency, 911.