Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Employee pledges an important part of $2.2 million United Way commitment

At the close of the United Way employee campaign last month, our employees had raised $687,546 for United Ways and their partner agencies and programs across the We Energies service area, but employee contributions are only part of the story. The We Energies Foundation provided a gift of nearly $1.25 million to the various United Ways that serve our service area, including Greater Milwaukee. In addition, campaign events raised $158,533, in-kind donations were estimated at $77,000 and retired employees contributed $33,647, for a grand total contribution of $2,202,791.

“This shows a huge commitment to the community on the part of our employees and our organization,” says Kevin Fletcher, senior vice president – customer operations and executive sponsor of the 2014 employee campaign. “We put a lot of effort into caring for customers with regard to their needs for safe and reliable natural gas and electric service, but this shows a commitment to ensure their other needs are met as well. Whether in our role as a provider of energy service or in our role as a friend and neighbor, through efforts such as the United Way campaign, we continue to show we care.”

More scams reported

We Energies customers continue to be targeted by scammers.

Green Dot
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.

Scammers have been impersonating We Energies employees in the field and approaching customers at their homes. Again, using the threat of disconnection or other reasons, 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. Scammers also may ask to enter the home to check electrical or natural gas equipment.

These scammers may use 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.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cookie Book distribution events for 2014 end

2014 Cookie Book (PDF)
Distribution events for our 2014 Cookie Book ended Nov. 19.

However, you can download a copy of the 2014 Cookie Book as well as previous editions of the book on our website.

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