May 22, 2013 by Alagasco

Utility Scam

Categories: Identity Protection

Please be aware of a scam that has impacted other local utility customers.

To date, no Alagasco customers have reported being affected by this scam.

Scammers are calling utility customers claiming to be utility representatives and informing customers that their service will be disconnected if they don’t pay immediately. They are asking individuals and businesses to buy prepaid cards to pay potentially delinquent bills. The scammers are instructing customers to buy the prepaid cards at retailers such as Wal-Mart, CVS and Walgreens, and then call another number to make a payment with the prepaid card.

Alagasco representatives don’t go to homes or businesses seeking immediate payment and never ask customers to purchase prepaid cards for payment.

To verify the authenticity of an Alagasco employee or an Alagasco third-party collections agent, call 800-292-4008.

If you believe you are a victim of this scam, you can notify local police, the state attorney general’s office, the Better Business Bureau or other agencies. If you believe your Alagasco account has been affected, call 800-292-4008 to speak with a customer service representative.

Alagasco

Alagasco, your natural gas partner, provides clean, energy efficient natural gas to approximately 437,000 homes, businesses and industries in central and north Alabama. To report a gas leak, a line break, or any other gas service emergency, please call 1-800-292-4008. For other inquiries about your account, service or billing, you can reach us via email or phone.

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