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Posted: Friday, 06 December 2013 5:11AM

Kansas Utility Warns of Fraudulent Phone Calls



TOPEKA, Kan. - Westar Energy says it has received several reports from customers of fraudulent calls from scammers posing as employees of the Topeka-based electric utility. The company says the scammers are targeting Spanish-speaking customers and businesses.
 
In most cases, the caller claims to be a customer service representative and says the customer's check has bounced or a bill is overdue, then asks for credit card information or other personal data.  Scammers also have claimed a customer's meter is defective and may catch fire. The caller then says there's a repair fee and asks the customer to obtain a prepaid money card.
 
The utility says legitimate calls from Westar Energy should show 800-383-1183 and Westar Energy on caller ID. Also, agents should always be able to provide their names and extensions.

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