Gulfport, Miss. – Mississippi Power is warning customers to be aware of scams and phishing attempts around April 1.
If a customer receives a call demanding payment or personal information, they should hang up and immediately report it to local law enforcement and Mississippi Power at 1-800-532-1502.
“We urge our customers to never give out their banking information or credit card numbers,” Mississippi Power Security Supervisor Chris Loposser said. “Scammers will use several tactics to try and scare our customers into thinking their service is about to be cut off if they don’t pay an overdue bill. Mississippi Power does not call our customers and ask for payment or personal information over the phone.”
All Mississippi Power field representatives are uniformed and travel in company vehicles marked with the Mississippi Power logo. Each employee also carries a badge with his or her photograph, name and the company logo.
Mississippi Power offers additional scam tips on its website.
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