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Scammers Posing as Alliant Energy Targeting FDL Area Customers

10-Sep-2019

Scammers posing as Alliant Energy have been targeting people in the Fond du Lac area. The Fond du Lac Police Department has been looking into this scam, in which a person receives a letter claiming to be from Alliant that says their electric bill is past due and their service is going to be disconnected. The customer is then told to call a number listed on the letter to get their bill worked out. Crime Prevention Officer Erik Foster says that if you have received a letter like this in the mail, it’s important to verify the information to make sure it’s legitimate. “If you’re ever concerned, or you’ve gotten a letter from Alliant saying your electricity is going to be shut off, or your past due – don’t call the number that’s on the piece of paper – look up the number, and give them a call personally on the number you look up on your own, not one provided on the letter, and then ask about your account.” Foster tells us in this most recent case, the scammers have made the recording you hear when you call the number back sound very legitimate, as if it were a number actually ran by the company, which can add to the confusion for someone who may be targeted by the scam.

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