CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - SCE&G officials want residents and businesses to be cautious about a wave of scam calls.
They say customers have reported receiving phone calls from people pretending to be SCE&G employees. The scammers tell people about a fake bill that's past-due and then asks the victim to arrange payment with a prepaid debit card.
SCE&G also wants to warn customers of other tactics which may allow people to conclude it's a scam:
The company mails notification to customers before it disconnects a service because the customer hasn't paid. Someone will also call to remind the customer of the amount due and a due date. SCE&G also doesn't require specific payment methods and can choose how they pay. It also doesn't ask customers to meet in person for payment.
If you think you've been a victim of a scam, let us know by emailing Kyle Jordan