New Scam Targets Alliant Energy And BHE Customers

Wed 3-11-2015 []

(Spirit Lake)-- Local authorities are alerting the public to yet another telephone scam. This one targets customers of Alliant Energy and Black Hills Energy. Spirit Lake police say they've received several reports from people who have received calls from someone purporting to be with the utility, stating that their account is past due and that if they don't pay up immediately, their power will be shut off. Police say it's another attempt by scammers to gain access to personal information. Anyone getting such a call should simply hang up. If you do have a question regarding your bill, you should call Alliant Energy direct at the number listed on your utility bill.

Police say the number that shows up in the fraudulent calls is 1-800-996-6810.