Upper Peninsula Power Company is warning its residential and business customers about a phone scam where callers pose as UPPCO representatives. According to company officials, several customers have recently reported being contacted and informed that they owe money to UPPCO and will have their power turned off unless payment is made immediately with a pre-paid credit card. The power company says it never requires customers to purchase a pre-paid credit card for payment. Customers who are behind on their bills will receive a notice in the mail from UPPCO.
Customer who receive a suspicious call should not provide any private information, account or banking information. Customers can call UPPCO at 800-562-7680 to verify their account status. Also, if possible, residents are asked to write down any information the caller provides including the call date and time, phone number to call back and any information showing up on caller ID.
For more information, visit uppco.com