SALT LAKE CITY — This week Rocky Mountain Power customers have reported receiving a spike in fraudulent calls from scammers posing as utility representatives. According to reports, the caller insists that the customer is behind on their bill and demands payment within 30 minutes to avoid disconnection.
More than 300 reported scam calls in one day have been targeted at both residential and business customers in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. Some scammers insist the victim obtain a prepaid card and then share the code.
Customers can protect themselves from these types of schemes by being aware of the following facts:
Fact: Rocky Mountain Power will not contact any customer demanding immediate payment to avoid disconnection of service the same day.
Fact: Rocky Mountain Power does not ask customers to make payments by purchasing a prepaid card. Customers can always choose how you would like to make your payment.
Fact: Rocky Mountain Power will not demand immediate payment for damaged or broken electrical equipment or any other service.
Fact: Rocky Mountain Power customer service employees will always have your account number.
Scammers may use a sophisticated deceptive tactic that makes it appear to caller ID systems that the call is coming from Rocky Mountain Power when it is not. Hang up and call Customer Service directly.
Remember, if you still have concerns about the legitimacy of a call, you can always call back at our published customer service number, 1-888-221-7070. Rocky Mountain Power is asking customers to report any scam calls received, including the phone number the person is calling from and any information that may help to track down the fraudsters.