Thursday, June 5, 2014

Scammer update

Scammers continue their attempts to impersonate We Energies employees on the phone, threaten disconnection and extract payment through prepaid Green Dot® MoneyPak cards purchased at stores such as Walgreen’s, CVS, Wal-Mart and others.

Recently, Elm Grove police tracked down and arrested an alleged scammer in Florida, as reported by WTMJ in Milwaukee:

Our customers also have been helping us get the word out to warn others about the scammers. Many have posted warnings on social media. Here’s an example of a customer who recorded a scammer phone call:

Remember, we do not solicit payment from customers over the phone asking for prepaid card numbers. If you get a call that sounds suspicious, hang up immediately and call us at 800-242-9137 to check on your account status and/or payment history.

For more information, visit our webpage or read our earlier news post on scams.

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