Beware of the Latest Phone Scam
A 100.5 River listener called into my show Monday morning to warn all of another phone scam. She should know because she got the call!
Seems someone claiming the be from Consumers Energy is calling folks saying that their bill is past due, and if not paid in the next 30-minutes their power would be shut off.
Our listener started to take the bate as the caller asked her to call another number where the man on the other end told her she could pay with a debit or credit card, and all she had to do was give them her card number and everything would be taken care of. Fortunately, by that time, she didn't bite, and began questioning them. They hung up!
She then called Consumers Energy and confirmed they would never do anything like this, and, besides, her bill was not over due!
Word of warning, never believe those phone scam slugs. The Federal Trade Commission website says:
If you’ve lost money to a phone scam or have information about the company or scammer who called you, report it at ftc.gov/complaint.
If you didn’t lose money and just want to report a call, you can use their streamlined reporting form at donotcall.gov.