In addition, there are a number of other scams being reported by other utilities as well. One such scam involves the caller identifying themselves as being from the local utility and requesting that the victim leave their work or home for a utility related cause. (I.e., gas leak, power outage, etc.) If the caller is able to convince the victim to leave their home or work the scammer could then orchestrate a burglary attempt.
Wheatland Electric encourages its members to always call their local service office directly to verify the authenticity of a caller requesting something out of the ordinary. Never provide personal information over the phone, internet or via email to any person or company without verifying the security and authenticity of the transaction.