We Energies Continues To Warn Of Scammers
Customers get alert when paying their bill on the utility company's website.
We Energies continues to alert customers of a scam that promises to pay utility bills through federal stimulus money offered by the Obama administration.
The utility company has placed an alert on its Web site telling customers who pay their bill online of the threat.
The notice reads:
"Alert: A scam promising federal money to pay utility bills has been discovered. No such program exists, and payments made using bank routing numbers in the scam will be rejected. Please use your current banking information to make online payments."
We Energies' spokesperson Cathy Schulze said Tuesday the alert was placed on the site in response to a nationwide scam that arose a few weeks ago.
"Fortunately we did not see a huge impact here with our customers," she said. "It was very minimal, thankfully."
A couple of We Energies customers were approached by the scam artists, Schulze said.
Schulze advises customers to be skeptical of people that contact them with a phone call.
"If we do call people, we typically are not asking them for personal information," said Schulze, who added that if customers have questions about their service, billing assistance programs or their bill, they should call We Energies.
Residential customers can reach We Energies at (800) 242-9137.