How to avoid getting scammed over your utility bill




The nation’s leading energy companies are joining forces to raise awareness about a long-running scam that has cost utility customers millions of dollars.  On November 16, the coalition activated a social and traditional media campaign to expose the tricks behind a scam that dupes customers into using a pre-paid debit card to avoid service disconnection. “Utilities United Against Scams Day” will also focus on the steps customers can take to protect themselves.

“We have a responsibility to help our customers avoid being the victim of these costly scams,” said Tim Reagan, senior director of Corporate Security at Ameren. “By combining the voices of our utility peers, our message will reach more customers throughout the country in an effort to prevent more scams from occurring.”

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