Georgia Power Warns of Scam Artists
Georgia Power is once again warning customers about criminal scam artists attempting to defraud both business and residential customers over the phone.
The company wants to remind customers to be cautious and to never provide personal information – such as a credit card or social security number – to an unverified person. Scam artists are known to pose as Georgia Power employees, asking customers to provide credit card information or purchase a pre-paid debit card and provide the card’s account number to avoid disconnection. In the past, criminals have also asked customers to pay at places other than an authorized Georgia Power payment location. If an account becomes past due, Georgia Power will contact the customer via a pre-recorded message to the primary account telephone or by a letter requesting the customer call Georgia Power to discuss the account.