COLUMBUS, Ga — Criminals are always looking for an easy buck– and always ready to target the most vulnerable.
Unfortunately, their chosen target is often the elderly. Georgia Power joined dozens of other power companies across the nation yesterday in a first ever United Utilities Day against Scams. One of the most popular is for a caller to demand immediate payment of a late electric bill or threaten to shut off power.
“Georgia Power will never call you and ask you for a credit card number. You may call Georgia Power and offer to pay with a credit card, but we’ll never call you and ask you for one. We’ll also never call you and ask you to go down and purchase a credit card to pay us with. If you find yourself doing that, you’re being scammed,” says Robert Watkins, External Affairs Director with Georgia Power’s Columbus area office.
Call 888-660-5890 if you suspect you’re being targeted by scammers concerning your Georgia Power bill.