Consumer Alert: Fraudulent/Fake Cowlitz PUD Online Payment Website

Consumer Alert: Fraudulent/Fake Cowlitz PUD Online Payment Website

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Public Service Announcement

Consumer Alert: Fraudulent/Fake Cowlitz PUD Online Payment Website


Please be advised that there is currently a fraudulent internet online payment scam targeting Cowlitz PUD customers. The false link, found through a general web search for ‘Cowlitz County PUD’, takes customers to an official looking website asking for payment information. The web address for the fraudulent link is htts:// Any payments made through this site are not payment to the PUD. The only website address from which you should make an online payment to the PUD is through our official website at


To verify the status of your account and confirm any recent online payments, you may call the Cowlitz PUD at 360-423-2210 or 1-800-497-6937. If you have been a victim of this scam, please call your local law enforcement at 360-577-3092 to report the theft.


Please remember to always report suspicious websites, calls or emails to the lead agencies investigating nationwide scams: The Washington State Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-551-4636 or the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-382-4357.