We Energies is partnering with police to protect its customers from con artists.
Over the years, customers have lost tens of thousands of dollars in utility scams. Company officials don’t want anyone else to fall victim.
That’s why We Energies has asked police departments and sheriff’s departments across Wisconsin to share the warning signs of utility scams on social media today, Oct. 21. 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 or unusual payment methods like cryptocurrency or third-party apps. We Energies will never do that.
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 you’ve received and contact your local law enforcement if you’ve fallen victim to a scam.
For more warning signs, visit the We Energies website.
Dozens of law enforcement agencies taking part
WE Energies is partnering with local police agencies to stop scams
We Energies will NEVER
🚨Demand you pay with a prepaid debit card
🚨Threaten or try to scare you
🚨Disconnect you on short notice
— Waukesha County Sheriff (@WaukeshaSheriff) October 21, 2021
— Wisconsin BBB (@WisconsinBBB) October 21, 2021
— Wauwatosa Police (WI) (@WauwatosaPD) October 21, 2021