In the last week there has been an uptick in scammers posing as We Energies employees.
According to the Better Business Bureau, there have been over 400 reports in the last week of people using the company's name to solicit money from customers and consumers, claiming the users have unpaid bills that must be paid immediately. There have been 600 total for the month of March.
We Energies customers should be on the look out for scammers requesting payments through gift cards. Currently at least $4,000 have been lost by victims of the scam. In one call, the scammer went as far as requesting $10,000 but was unsuccessful.
Customers can call 800-242-9137 at anytime to check on their account status.