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We Energies teams up with law enforcement to stop scams

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Posted at 11:18 AM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 13:40:19-04

WISCONSIN — WeEnergies is teaming up with local law enforcement to share a message: stop scams now.

On Wednesday, WeEnergies and local law enforcement agencies are taking to social media to warn people of utility scams and help prevent people from falling victim.

According to a press release from WeEnergies, customers have lost tens of thousands of dollars to con artists over the years.

"We want to make sure everyone knows the warning signs so no one else falls victim," wrote WeEnergies in a press release.

Scammers may:

  • Pretend to be from We Energies. They may even manipulate your caller ID or use a recorded message that appears to be from the company.
  • Threaten to turn off your energy right away.
  • Demand immediate payment — often by prepaid debit card or unusual payment methods like Bitcoin. We will never do that.

WeEnergies emphasized that they are not disconnecting any residential customers right now because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

If you receive a call that you believe may be a WeEnergies scam, call 800-242-9137. WeEnergies can then tell you if the call was legit.

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