The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By JO DEE BLACK
NorthWestern Energy 

NorthWestern Energy Warns of Widespread Scam Activity in Area

 

September 29, 2021



NorthWestern Energy is reporting an all-time high in scam activity this week from customers on the receiving end of calls in which scammers threaten to shut off service if customers don’t take immediate actions that include making payments by gift cards, Bitcoin or other forms of payment.

The increase in reports also includes instances where callers manipulate caller ID to make it appear as if an energy company is making the call, commonly referred to as caller ID spoofing. Reports include scammers even going as far as showing up at locations and demanding payment.

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