LES reports increase in scammers pretending to be from power companies

Les Scam

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A new scam is popping up in Lincoln and across the country, and the crooks are using your power bill to get your money.

Scammers are calling individuals and businesses, claiming to be LES and threatening to disconnect power unless immediate payment is made.

Lincoln Electric System is giving residents clues on how to spot a scam before you make a payment.

LES will never demand payment by email, over the phone or in person at your home or business.  If your account is past due, LES will notify you on your bill and with a notice by mail.

Scammers are asking for payment on a prepaid debit card or by using an app, which LES will not do.

If you receive a phone call claiming to be LES, you can call 402-475-4211 to check your account status, and get help with payment plan options, if needed.

 

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