Scammers posing as Indianapolis Power and Light Company employees are contacting local business and threatening to shut off power if they don’t make a payment.
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department public information officer Michael Hewitt says these scammers are disguising their phone numbers to mimic IPL’s. He says if you think you are being scammed, you should contact authorities right away.
“If you think somebody is a scammer,” Hewitt says, “immediately hang up the phone and call the police.”
He says to tell police that you think you are being scammed and an officer will help you file a report.
Hewitt says scammers will often request payment be payed through cryptocurrency or a prepaid debit card. He says IPL encourages customers to only pay bills at their customer service center, on the IPL website or through the mail.