We want to alert our customers to a fairly intricate scam that several people have reported experiencing in our service territory.
It starts with a phone call from a gentleman that states his name and that they are coming to get the meter from your business or home because it has been recalled for being a fire hazard. They give a number to call for more information. When you call that number, the person that answers knows your name and address, and requests your account information.
A customer who reported calling the number asked the man if they were calling from the northern or southern office and he stated he was calling from Newport. She tried to get more information from him but he hung up.
This is not Central Lincoln calling. This is a scam. Please be extra cautious and do not give out your account information over the phone. If you have any questions about the validity of a phone call from someone claiming to be us, please call us at 877-265-3211.