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Page A- 16 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 By NATALIE JOHNSON standing bill. her credit-card information to you don't pay something." at the point of disconnection," natalie@masoncounty.com "These scammers are actual-pay for bail, Adam said. Another scare is targeting Ma- said Diane Hennessy, PUD 3 ly preying on people who want Adam said no law-enforce- son County PUD 3 customers,customer service manager, in Two telephone scares are to'do good, which is sad," De- ment agency would ask for The caller claims the customer a statement. "These customers hitting Mason' County resi- tective William Adam said. "If credit-card information over owes money on a utility bill and did the right thing by refusing dents this week, according to somebody's calling you, never the phone in such a situation, asks them to provide a check- to provide the requested infor- Mason County PUD 3 and the give your credit-card informa- "If there is going to be a war- ing account number and buy a mation and then calling the Mason County Sheriffs Office. tion (and) never give your So- rant for your arrest, you might pre-loaded credit card to make PUD to report the incidents." The Sheriffs Office has cial Security number. You don't get a courtesy call of some type the payment. The caller also re- Customers can call PUD 3 to received several complaints know who they are." from a civil process server, quests checking account infor- verify billing information. from people targeted by callers Residents have reported a law-enforcement officer ... mation, Social Security numbers Adam said people should re- claiming to be law-enforcement that one caller claims to be for you to freely come into the and other personal information, port scam calls to the Sheriffs officers. Mason County PUD 3 working in the "warrants divi- courts and quash the warrant according to the utility. Office and write down the scare has received reportsrof a caller sion" of the Sheriffs Office. The yourself," Adam said. 'hat is "Mason County PUD 3 does caller's phone number. claiming to be from the "power caller then tells the resident done, but (law-enforcement of- not make calls like this. Cus- "If people have caller ID, company" asking for personal that he or she will be arrested ricers never say) that we're go- tomers are sent a past due no- that at least gives us someplace information to settle an out- unless he or she provides his or ing to come out and get you if tice before their accounts are to go on," he said. Chamber opens nominations for 2014 STAFF REPORT news@masoncounty com The Shelton Chamber of Com- merce announced that nomina- tions for business of the year, citi- zen of the year and volunteer of the year are open to votes. Nominations are open to everyone and can be sub- mitted to the chamber of- fice via the chamber website, sheltonchamber.org/awards, until 5 p.m. Oct. 24. Award winners will be an- nounced at the chamber's annual awards gala Jan. 16 at Little Wine Shop was awarded Business Creek Casino Resort. of the Year. Patti Case of Green According to a chamber news Diamond Resource Co. was elect- release, "The gala is a brilliant cel- ed Citizen of the Year, an award ebration of the amazing individu- given to an individual who has als and businesses that support made the most outstanding con- the chamber and Mason County." tributions to enhance the business "It is truly a blessing that we community and the community at as a chamber are able to gather large, according to the chamber. together each year and celebrate The chamber recognized Sue Pat- the community-minded business- terson as last Year's Volunteer of es and extraordinary individhals the Year. who serve Mason County," Chain- For more information, ber Executive Director Heidi Mc- contact McCutcheon at heidi@ Cutcheon said. sheltonchamber.org or call 426- Last year, Cameo Boutique-& 2021. School Board seeks new member STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun corn The Pioneer School District Board of Directors is accepting applications to fill a board vacancy. The board member's term will last until the next regular election in 2015. Interested applicants can send a letter of inter- est, along with a r6sum6, to Martin A. Brewer, sec- retary to the board, Pioneer School District, 611 E. Agate Road, Shelton, WA, 98584. Applications will be accepted through Friday. To be eligible, applicants must be 18 years or older, a registered voter in the Pioneer School District, a citizen of the United States and a legal resident of Washington. For more information, call 426-9115, ext. 3. I Introducing... PROPERTYMANAGEMEN SERVICES, LLC formerly John L. Scott Properhj Management Same AWESOME people, Same GREAT location, Just a NEW LOOK to separate our property management division. 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