June 5, 2014
A recent increase in calls has prompted the Better Business Bureau to issue another warning
on scam artists that are targeting individual consumers and businesses with the false claims
that their utility bills are delinquent and their service is in danger of being disconnected.
The BBB has received calls from concerned consumers and businesses who state that they
have received calls from individuals claiming to be from ComEd making demands that they
immediately make payment on their alleged delinquent accounts.
“If a consumer receives one of these calls they should never provide any personal or
financial information to the caller” says, Dennis Horton, director of the Rockford Office of the
Better Business Bureau. “If the consumers account may be delinquent they should contact
ComEd’s customer service department and verify that a call was made”.
Additionally, if the consumer made any payment they should immediately contact their
financial institution or credit card company to stop payment.
For more information on scams, visit www.bbb.org
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