Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Google Fiber warns of scam going across Kansas City

Google Fiber is warning Kansas City residents about a scam going around related to the company.

Below is a message Google sent out yesterday:
Good evening. We just learned about a Google Fiber-related scam that could potentially affect you and your neighbors. We want to share what we know, so you can be aware and can inform your community.

There is an individual attempting to scam Kansas Citians by posing as a contractor and charging for fake tree removal and trimming services. This individual is telling homeowners that they must pay for tree removal or trimming — and if you don't pay him, he is threatening to report you to the city government and revoke your access to Google Fiber.

This individual is not associated with Google Fiber in any way. Please do not pay him money or allow him to do work on your property. If you see him, call the police.

We want to be very clear: installation of Google Fiber does not require homeowners to pay for any kind of landscaping or tree removal. Additionally, Google Fiber contractors will never ask for or require payment directly from a homeowner. If you have any additional questions about this, you can reach our customer service team 24/7 by calling 877-777-7550.

Thank you.