Wednesday, August 28, 2013

More scams reported

As many of you are aware, the Green Dot prepaid debit card scam has grown, and We Energies utility customers continue to be targeted. Now, other scams are being reported too.

Under the Green Dot scam, customers receive phone calls from scammers posing as We Energies utility employees and are told their service will be disconnected unless they make an immediate payment. They are told to purchase a Green Dot or other type of prepaid debit card, load the card with money, and then provide the card number over the phone.

If you receive a call like this, hang up and contact We Energies at 800-242-9137 or your local police department.

Now, another type of scam is targeting customers. Scammers have been impersonating We Energies employees in the field and approaching customers at their homes. Again, using the threat of disconnection, the scammers are demanding immediate payments and are using scanning devices to swipe customers’ debit or credit cards. We Energies does NOT collect payments of any kind in the field.

These scammers also are using fake We Energies identification cards, making the scammers appear legitimate. To remain safe and avoid falling victim, call us to verify if an employee is at your property. You can confirm an employee’s identity by calling 800-242-9137. When in doubt, do not let a stranger into your home.

WISN-TV story

Scammers also have been targeting business customers.

FOX6-TV story

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