Power companies warn of scam

Indiana Michigan Power said the scammers are calling customers demanding payment before getting disconnected.

Posted: Jan. 8, 2018 10:38 PM
Updated: Jan. 8, 2018 10:39 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Power companies across the region want you to beware of scams going around.

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Indiana Michigan Power said the scammers are calling customers demanding payment before getting disconnected.

Some customers were even told to call a different number to pay their bill.

I&M said it never calls customers asking for payment, and it will send customers a written warning before disconnecting electricity.

"It really is a shame that people will try dishonest means to get money from people and we think it's really unfortunate," said I&M spokesman Tracey Warner.

Steuben REMC is also warning customers of a similar scam.

If you get one of these calls, call police and your electric company to report the scam.

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