Join We Energies and law enforcement across Wisconsin as they team up to protect customers from con artists.
Today, Oct. 20, police and sheriff’s departments across the state are joining We Energies and sharing the warning signs of utility scams on social media. The goal is to flood newsfeeds with this important safety information.
- Pretend to be from We Energies. They may even manipulate caller ID to make it look like We Energies is calling or leave a recorded message that sounds like it’s from the company.
- Threaten to turn off your energy right away.
- Demand immediate payment — often by prepaid debit card, third-party apps like Zelle or Venmo, or unusual payment methods such as bitcoin. We Energies will never do that.
Over the years, We Energies customers have lost tens of thousands of dollars in utility scams. If you think a scammer is targeting you, hang up! It’s not rude; it’s safe.
Call We Energies at 800-242-9137 if you have questions about a call, email or text you’ve received, and contact your local law enforcement if you’ve fallen victim to a scam.
Share the scam awareness message on Twitter and Facebook to join the effort.
For more warning signs, visit the We Energies website.
We are partnering with @we_energies to stop utility scams in our area! Check out the red flags below to help spot a utility scam! https://t.co/ovCWaQ8mEI
— Appleton Police (@AppletonPD_WI) October 20, 2022
Good advice from We Energies about scams…#stopscams https://t.co/ps1SZxt24Z
— West Allis PD (@WestAllisPD) October 20, 2022
BBB is partnering with @we_energies to bring awareness to utility scams that might target you.
Help us #StopScams by reporting any suspicious activity to BBB Scam Tracker: https://t.co/QT25lYY6Cf https://t.co/9vowp6BGfV
— BBB Wisconsin (@WisconsinBBB) October 20, 2022