Scammers are on the prowl searching for a target.
City, Water, Light and Power says some business customers are again reporting they are receiving phone calls demanding immediate payment for a late invoice. The utility’s Amber Sabin says calls are coming in from a toll-free or Chicago area number.
“We don’t handle disconnects in a manner that we force you to do it immediately over the phone,” says Sabin. “We actually provide 48 hours notice, we also mail in writing the status of an account when an account needs to be taken care of.
Scammers are contacting utilities across the nation, but CWLP customers seem to be a favorite target as a similar scam surfaced over the summer.
Sabin says CWLP never asks for banking or credit card information, either. Questions about bills should be directed to the utility; Sabin says if you receive one of these calls, call police immediately.