EPB is assuring customers their information is safe as a widespread scam makes its way to Chattanooga.
Several customers tell EPB they have been contacted on the phone by people claiming to be with EPB. The caller states that a payment must be made immediately to prevent their power from being disconnected.
The imposter instructs the customer to purchase a MoneyPak (reloadable debit card) at Wal Mart, Walgreens, CVS or Rite Aid, and then call back with the account number from the card.
This is a scam. EPB never calls customers asking for
payments to be made with pre-paid debit cards.