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Overpaid Your Utility Bill? That’s Probably A …

Deals8 hours ago This is probably just another utility scam — or, at best, a marketing trick — to get your money. In the unlikely event you really did pay more than you owed on your bill, utility companies don’t usually give cash refunds. Instead, they credit the extra money to your account. As for the future discount on your bill, not likely.

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Link: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/10/overpaid-your-utility-bill-thats-probably-scam

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Electric Company Scams And How To Avoid Them?

Deals4 hours ago Avoiding electric company scams. Every summer, soaring energy demand and usage become a substantial expense for many households, and criminals know this. They run utility scams to take advantage of customers looking for ways to save on their energy—and to scare and exploit those who are unsure of details of their energy contract.

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Link: https://justenergy.com/learning-center/scam-avoidance/

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SCAM ALERT: 25% Discount Off Electric Bills BELD

25% Off9 hours ago SCAM ALERT: 25% discount off electric bills. SCAM ALERT: Some of our customers have recently received calls from a local number offering them 25% discounts off of their electric bill if they had paid their bill on time for the past 3 months. These calls are not from BELD, please do not give them any personal information.

Link: https://www.beld.net/node/239

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Fake Utilities Rebates: Phone Scam Overview

Deals2 hours ago In a new twist on the typical utility phone scam, some scammers have decided to offer their targets utility rebates offering to lower the price of their monthly energy bills. Getting a Strange Phone Call. Just like many other scams, the utility rebate scam will start with a phone call.

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Link: https://www.callersmart.com/articles/85/fake-utilities-rebates-phone-scam-overview

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Deals9 hours ago How the scam works: You receive an unsolicited call by someone claiming to be from Bulk Deals and offering a 20-40 per cent discount on your bills. The scammer urges you to view their website (bulkdeals.info) as proof they are legitimate, as well as providing you …

Link: https://www.scamnet.wa.gov.au/scamnet/Scam_types-Attempts_to_gain_your_personal_information-Phishing-Discount_bills.htm

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Ripoff Report Utility Billing Discount Review Internet

50% Off4 hours ago Utility Billing Discount Utility billing 50% discount is a scam. Never pay them back. No matter what they tell you, your money will disappear in 1-2 weeks. Never fall in their trap. Address is wrong on the website Internet, California

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Utility Scams Making The Rounds News Democrat

Deals2 hours ago Scam 3: An apology call from your electric utility “Residential customers are receiving calls and, upon answering, hear a recording that says they’re entitled to a refund and/or discount on their electric bill due to the utility over-billing them. Some of the recordings say the utility is issuing refunds due to the pandemic,” Freedman said.

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Link: https://www.newsdemocrat.com/2020/07/20/utility-scams-making-the-rounds/

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Consumers, Beware Of PSEG Scams In New Jersey …

Deals8 hours ago Summer 2012: This was part of a nation-wide scam scam involving a false federal government bill subsidy. As many as 10,000 PSE&G customers fell victim to this fraud. Customers received an email, phone call, or text message telling them of a new stimulus plan that would pay that month’s utility bill.

Link: https://callmepower.com/nj/utility/public-service-electric-gas/scams

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Electric Bill Discount Scam Verified …

Deals5 hours ago Utility scams making the rounds News Democrat. COUPON (10 days ago) Jul 20, 2020 · Scam 3: An apology call from your electric utility “Residential customers are receiving calls and, upon answering, hear a recording that says they’re entitled to a refund and/or discount on their electric bill due to the utility over-billing them. Some of the recordings say the utility is issuing refunds

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'It Was So Cruel': North Texans Warn Others Of Scammers

Deals1 hours ago A prevalent scam happening now involves people impersonating a utility company and threatening to shut off the consumer's power, according to …

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Electric Company Scam Call Offering Refund, Asking

Deals5 hours ago VERIFY: Electricity companies in the DMV won't call to refund you $150, offer discounts or ask for account information A Maryland man got a suspicious call from someone claiming to be his

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Don't Get Financially Shocked By A Utility Scam CBS …

Deals6 hours ago She said utility scams come in three distinct varieties: An offer to cut your utility bill. Scammers say they may have a plan that could lower your electric bill

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Link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dont-get-financially-shocked-by-a-utility-scam/

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30% Off9 hours ago I have gotten numerous calls from different local phone #s, all with the same exchange. Every time it's a recorded female voice claiming to be able to reduce my ComEd electric bill by 30% and press 1 to talk to a rep or press 2 to be removed from their list. After pressing 2 every other time, I decided to press 1.

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Check Your Utility Bill For Fraud From This New Scam

Deals9 hours ago A new scam is costing innocent people hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself. Several suppliers of electricity that service various markets in

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Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/josephsteinberg/2014/03/09/check-your-utility-bill-for-fraud-from-this-new-scam/

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Empower Yourself Against Utility Scams FTC Consumer

DealsJust Now Empower yourself against utility scams. You get a call saying your electricity or water will be shut off unless you pay a past due bill. You may not think you have a past due bill. But the caller sounds convincing, and you can’t afford to ignore it, especially if you’re running a small business. Actually, you can’t afford to believe it.

Link: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/09/empower-yourself-against-utility-scams

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FirstEnergy Imposter Offers Woman 30% Discount For …

30% Off6 hours ago FirstEnergy imposter offers woman 30% discount for paying bills on time: Money Matters Posted Jul 03, 2019 FirstEnergy says it never gives out customer payment information to …

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Link: https://www.cleveland.com/moneymatters/2019/07/firstenergy-imposter-offers-woman-a-30-percent-discount-for-paying-bills-on-time-money-matters.html

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Known Scams FirstEnergy

DealsJust Now Other Scams Federal program to pay electric bills. A nationwide scam claims that a “special federal program” can help pay customer utility bills. Scam victims have been recruited by individuals going door-to-door, making phone calls, posting …

Link: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/help/safety/scam-info/known-scams.html

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Most Consistent Scam Of The Year: Utility Scam

109% Off6 hours ago According to Hiya, Phone utility scams grew 109% in 2016, and have seen triple digit growth in 2017. Consumers should be aware of the three main types of utility scams: Offers to lower utility bill. Scammers call to offer a plan to help lower the consumer’s electric bill.

Link: https://blog.hiya.com/consistent-scam-year-utility-scam/

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How To Protect Yourself From Utility Scams

Deals1 hours ago Utilities United Against Scams, a consortium of more than 100 North American natural gas, electric and water companies and trade groups, offers detailed information on utility-related impostor cons on its website and in its Consumer's Guide to Impostor Utility Scams.

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Link: https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2019/utility.html

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Energy Bill Scam Calls Mass Consumer Affairs Blog

Deals7 hours ago Utility scams target both businesses and homeowners and consumers. In other variations of a utility scam, the scammer threatens immediate shut-off of the utility unless payment is made. Often, they demand a payment, typically a prepaid debit card from a store. Utility companies will never demand a specific kind of payment.

Link: https://blog.mass.gov/consumer/massconsumer/energy-bill-scam-calls/

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Utility Bill Payment Scam HelpingFingers

50% Off5 hours ago You will get a call from a representative of Utility Billing Discount company based in Northern California. He will speak to you in Urdu. He will grapple from the very beginning by saying, he can pay off your utility bills (gas, electric, cable, insurance etc.) and in return you will have to give him 50% of the utility bill amount he paid for you.

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EnergyAustralia Warns Customers Of Hoax Discount …

40% Off5 hours ago EnergyAustralia customers should be aware of a new phone scam, with hoax callers purporting to offer energy discounts and seeking customers’ details. Group Manager Sales, Mike Barrett, warned that hoax callers claiming to represent energy broker Street Smart Energy were offering fake discounts of up to 40% on EnergyAustralia bills.

Link: https://www.energyaustralia.com.au/about-us/media/news/energyaustralia-warns-customers-hoax-discount-scam

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Stop Scammers Ameren.com

Deals1 hours ago Equipment or repair bogus fee: Scammers may call demanding a separate payment to replace or install a utility-related device or meter. Overpayment trick: Scammers call claiming that you've overpaid your utility bill and need to provide personal bank account information or …

Link: https://www.ameren.com/account/customer-service/stop-scammers

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Utility Scam Alert National Grid

Deals3 hours ago A National Grid representative will know it. If you think you have fallen for the scam, call National Grid customer service. Long Island: 1-800-930-5003. Massachusetts Electric: 1-800-322-3223. Massachusetts Gas: 1-800-233-5325. New York, Metro 1-718 …

Link: https://www.nationalgridus.com/Our-Company/Scam-Alert

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Eversource Avoid Scams

DealsJust Now Other common scams include: Overpayment scam: Scammers call claiming that you overpaid your utility bill and request your personal bank account or credit card information to give you a refund. "Phishing" or "smishing" scam: You receive text messages requesting personal information from scammers pretending to be from a reputable company.

Link: https://www.eversource.com/content/general/residential/safety/protect-yourself/avoid-scams

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How To Spot An Electricity Bill Scam Canstar Blue

DealsJust Now How to spot an electricity bill scam Posted by James Hurwood 24/05/2016 People tend to think of African princes, inherited millions and dodgy calls from ‘Telstra’ when scams are mentioned, but it’s important to know that scams exist in many different forms, one of them being fake electricity bills.

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Scammers Take New Approach To Classic Utility Scam …

Deals3 hours ago Utility scams typically demand immediate payment and threaten service disconnection if you fail to cooperate or question the caller’s legitimacy. after offering an electric bill discount

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Link: https://www.whsv.com/content/news/Scammers-take-new-approach-to-classic-utility-scam-amid-COVID-19-569985421.html

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Report Fraud & Scams AEP Ohio

Deals4 hours ago Contact your local police through their non-emergency telephone number and report the scam. Please also call us at 800.672.2231 to report the scam. We are working with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies to identify and prosecute scammers. Should I report a scam

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Utility Rebate Check For Over Billing Scam. Blogs

Deals9 hours ago Utility rebate check for over billing scam. 09-20-2019 10:14 AM. Just answered my phone. It was a recording so I was on alert for some scam. Got it: a fellow apologized for an over billing on my utility bill and when he said for my rebate ( not “ refund “ ) …

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Avoid Scams Duquesne Light Company

Deals8 hours ago Knocking on your door and claiming to be from your utility company. Requesting to see your bill to verify charges. Suggesting that a neighborhood has been “red listed” by Duquesne Light, for review of bills. Threatening termination if you don’t make a payment immediately, or if you don’t choose a supplier. Report Deceptive Marketing Tactics

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Don’t Be Fooled – PPL Stories PPL Electric

Deals8 hours ago For outages or power problems, please visit www.pplelectric.com or call 1-800-342-5775. In case of an emergency, please dial 911. Welcome to PPL Stories. We're PPL Electric Utilities, and we look forward to sharing stories, pictures and video about our work in the community - both to provide reliable electric service and to support the places where we live and work.

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PSE&G Alerts Customers To Be Aware Of Scammers

Deals2 hours ago Demands for immediate payment and scammers posing as utility workers remain top scams. (NEWARK, N.J. – February 21, 2019) Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is reminding customers to stay alert to scammers, particularly those posing as utility workers or demanding immediate payment for utility bills.

Link: https://nj.pseg.com/newsroom/newsrelease64

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Deals3 hours ago Report Phone Scams. If you believe you have been the target of a phone scam, ComEd urges you to contact the Illinois Attorney General’s office at 1-800-386-5438 (TTY 1-800-964-3013 ), or visit the Illinois Attorney General's website and select the “Protecting Consumers” link. Video Transcript.

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National Grid Warns Of New Phone Scam Syracuse.com

Deals4 hours ago Syracuse, N.Y. -- National Grid issued an alert Wednesday about a phone scam in which callers promise customers refunds or discounts and try to obtain their bank account information. The scam

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Deals6 hours ago Criminals posing as utility company employees have developed new, increasingly aggressive scams designed to trick consumers out money or personal information — and with the holidays coming up

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Deals5 hours ago Overpayment scam: Scammers call claiming that you overpaid your utility bill and request your personal bank account or credit card information to give you a refund. "Phishing" or "smishing" scam: You receive text messages requesting personal information from scammers pretending to …

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Imposters And Scams PECO An Exelon Company

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FAQ about Electric Bill Discount Scam

Can you get a refund on your electric bill?

“Residential customers are receiving calls and, upon answering, hear a recording that says they’re entitled to a refund and/or discount on their electric bill due to the utility over-billing them. Some of the recordings say the utility is issuing refunds due to the pandemic,” Freedman said.

Are there any real rebates for your energy bill?

Scammers have begun to call people acting as representatives from energy companies, demanding payments and threatening consequences of not paying. In a new twist on the typical utility phone scam, some scammers have decided to offer their targets utility rebates offering to lower the price of their monthly energy bills.

Is there a federal program to pay electric bills?

Federal program to pay electric bills A nationwide scam claims that a “special federal program” can help pay customer utility bills. Scam victims have been recruited by individuals going door-to-door, making phone calls, posting fliers and using email, text-messaging and social media.

Is it possible to be scammed by a utility company?

In other variations of a utility scam, the scammer threatens immediate shut-off of the utility unless payment is made. Often, they demand a payment, typically a prepaid debit card from a store. Utility companies will never demand a specific kind of payment. If you ever receive these calls, you should: Be cautious.

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