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We Energies says it has seen an alarming spike in scam attempts Thursday
Posted at 1:37 PM, Jan 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-19 18:25:37-05
MILWAUKEE – We Energies says it has seen an alarming spike in scam attempts Thursday
More than 50 phone scams have been reported to us by residential and business customers in southeastern Wisconsin.
Most of the reports have been from the Menomonee Falls and Milwaukee areas. Most of the business customers that have been targeted are auto body shops and veterinary and dental offices.
The criminals claim the customers are behind on their bills and may face disconnection unless an immediate payment is made with a pre-paid debit card.
We Energies says it does not solicit payments in this manner. Anyone who gets a call that sounds suspicious, hang up immediately and call We Energies at (800) 242-9137.
Scammers are sophisticated. Using online databases, scammers know customers' names and addresses, and claim to have additional information about their account.
For more information on scam warning from We Energies, click here.
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