Indiana-Michigan Power Company officials are again warning customers about a scam. I & M officials say they’ve recently received reports of scammers calling customers telling them their service will be disconnected because they haven’t paid their bill.
I & M officials say employees never call customers demanding immediate payment, nor do they disconnect service without prior written warning. The scam generally involves a call from someone who falsely claims to be from I & M. The callers demand immediate payment for a bill that is supposedly overdue and threaten disconnection within a short time frame.
Scammers often tell the customer to buy a debit card and call a specified number to provide the debit card numbers.
If you receive such a call, hang up and call either I & M or local police to report it.