(Omaha, NE) -- The Omaha Public Power District is reporting an increase in utility scam phone calls.
In July 2022, more than 450 customers have received calls from someone claiming to be OPPD, demanding immediate payment over the phone. The utility says July's scam calls is 2.5 times the reported scams in June. Further, nearly 130 scam calls have been reported this week.
OPPD lists the following tips regarding their service:
- OPPD will not contact you and demand immediate payment over the phone.
- In fact, OPPD customer service representatives cannot take payments over the phone.
- OPPD will not threaten to cut your service on short notice.
- OPPD will not ask for payment via Green Dot card, gift card or pre-paid debit card.
A full press release from OPPD, including more information on how to avoid scams, can be found here.