Protecting Yourself from Phone Scams

April 19, 2020

Picture this — you get a phone call saying, “Your electricity will be immediately shut off unless you pay your past-due bill.” You may not think you owe a balance, but the caller sounds convincing and is insisting that you hurry and make a payment. What should you do in this situation?

If you get a call like this, here are some things you can do:

Scammers are constantly updating their tactics, and you can never be too careful when it comes to your personal and financial safety. We ask that you protect yourself and pass on information about impostor utility scams to people you know. If you have questions about a call you received from someone claiming to be a Union Power representative, call our office at 704-289-3145, to verify who you’re talking to.