BBB: Mississippi Power scam alert - - Jackson, MS

BBB: Mississippi Power scam alert

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
Mississippi Power Company customers have been receiving numerous calls from scam artists. Many of them  are posing as billing agents from Mississippi Power, with some calls asking for personal information and others threatening to cut off power if money isn't collected.

Though callers may use different approaches, most have common themes; claiming bills are overdue and threats to disconnect power if immediate payment isn't made either over the phone or with a prepaid card.

Mississippi Power has the following information for customers:

Mississippi Power will never call customers asking them for personal or banking information.

The best advice to anyone who gets a call demanding payment or personal information is to hang up and report it to local law enforcers and call Mississippi Power at 800-532-1502. Mississippi Power posts fraud warnings on social media sites to help spread the word to beware of those targeting our customers. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date.

Here are some tips for Mississippi Power customers if they receive suspicious calls:

(If someone shows up at a residence): All Mississippi Power field representatives are uniformed and travel in company vehicles marked with the Mississippi Power logo. Each employee also carries a badge with his or her photograph, name and the company logo. 

(For suspicious phone calls, etc.): Mississippi Power representatives will never ask a customer for money or ask to enter a residence.

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