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NorthWestern Energy Helps Protect Customers by Joining Anti-Scam Coalition

November 22, 2016View for printing

NorthWestern Energy is proud to stand today with its fellow electric and natural gas utility companies to observe the inaugural Utilities United Against Scams Day (UUAS Day) on Wednesday, November 16.

Most utility scams involve criminals posing as electric, natural gas, or water provider employees--either in-person, over the phone, or online--and demanding immediate payment via cash or reloadable debit cards while falsely threatening to disconnect the customer's service. These criminals can be very convincing and often target those who are most vulnerable, including small business owners, seniors, and non-native English speakers. However, with the right information, customers can learn to avoid and report these predatory scams.

Customers who believe they have been targeted by scammers impersonating a NorthWestern Energy employee should follow these tips:

http://www.northwesternenergy.com/ou ... m-Coalition
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