Scam Alert: Phone Scam Targeting Alabama Power Customers

| September 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

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By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

Scammers continue to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to target Alabama Power customers.

The recirculated scam involves calls directly to customers claiming to be a representative from Alabama Power and demanding immediate payment on accounts. The caller requests a customer’s bank or credit card information, warning if payments are not received within 30 minutes service will be disconnected.

A new variation of the scheme includes scammers directly contacting customers who recently made a payment on their Alabama Power account and falsely claiming the payment did not process and they need to repay immediately.

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