The deadline for filing tax returns, May 17, is fast approaching.

As the deadline draws nearer, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is advising customers to be aware of possible scams involving people posing as PG&E employees.

In an attempt to steal financial information from people, scammers are impersonating utility workers and trying to gain that information in order to file fraudulent tax returns in their names and then collect their refund. Some of the scammers may also contact customers to ask for immediate payment in order avoid service disconnection, PG&E said in a press release.

“We urge customers to be extra vigilant during this time as criminals will use the tax filing deadline to create fear and scam unsuspecting victims, especially when a group of people is vulnerable or in a state of need,” said Marlene Santos, PG&E executive vice president and chief customer officer, in a release. “Remember that PG&E will never ask for your financial…

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