OPPD Warns Customers to be Alert for Scam
Callers Demand Cash for Late Payments
Omaha, NE - If you get a call from OPPD claiming you haven't paid your bill and your power might be shutoff, it's probably a scam.
The company is alerting customers today after reports of suspicious calls from people claiming to represent OPPD.
OPPD says the callers typically demand cash payments and personal financial information and tell the customers the money is needed to install new equipment, like meters.
Some customers have been asked to take cash to Wal-Mart, Walgreens or CVS to make their payment. Others have been asked to turn off home or business security systems, claiming it's a good way to reduce their energy bills.
OPPD has these recommendations for customers:
*Never give personal or financial information to a stranger during an unsolicited phone call
*OPPD employees always carry ID; never let someone into your home if they do not have authentic identification.
*If a caller asks you to turn off your security system, call police.
OPPD has alerted the Omaha Police Department to the customer complaints. If you have questions about your account, call 402-536-4131.