Zoeller says Hoosiers Should Hang up on Utility Bill Scam
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says consumers need to hang up on a new scam where callers impersonate utility company employees and ask for payment on delinquent bills.
The Attorney General's office and utility companies have received reports about calls notifying homeowners of past due utility bills, but traditional forms of payment such as checks and credit cards are not accepted.
Zoeller said the scammers ask for the customer to purchase a prepaid debit card, often found at Walmart or gas stations, and call them back with the PIN number.
He says if you receive a call asking for a prepaid card or personal information just hang-up and contact the utility provider directly.