Several EPB customers have received calls from people claiming to work with EPB and that immediate payment must be made to prevent their power from being cut off.
The scammers tell the customers to purchase a reloadable debit card called MoneyPak at Wal Mart, Walgreens, CVS or Rite Aid and then instruct them to call back with the account number from the card.
EPB tells Channel 3 they will never call customers asking for payments to be made with pre-paid debit cards.
Similar incidents have also been reported in Knoxville, Nashville and in Alabama. The Better Business Bureau has issued an alert, which can be viewed at http://www.bbb.org/blog/2013/04/hang-up-on-new-utility-bill-phone-scam/
To report any incidents like this call EPB at 423-648-1372.
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