Created on Wednesday, 28 August 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Customers urged to contact Vectren if approached
Vectren is warning customers of a multi-state bill payment scam that is resurfacing this summer in scattered locations throughout the U.S.
As part of the scam, customers receive an unsolicited phone call from a fraudulent individual claiming to be a representative for the utility company. The individual warns that the utility will disconnect the customer’s energy service if the customer fails to make an immediate payment — usually within an hour.
Customers are instructed to purchase a prepaid debit card — at times referring to a “Green Dot” credit card — from a local store and call the fraudulent individual back to supposedly make a payment to the utility company.
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