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Public Service Commission warns about ratepayer phone scam

 

January 26, 2022



The Montana Public Service Commission is warning ratepayers about a phone scam targeting Montanans by alleging they have a faulty or dangerous meter and threatening to shut off power unless the resident makes an immediate payment. This is a scam by thieves attempting to steal Montanan’s money. The scammer claims to be a PSC employee and asks for payment through an electronic payment method such as Zelle or Venmo.

The scammer may also seek credit card or debit card information over the phone. Anyone receiving a suspicious or aggressive call should hang up. Never give out personal inform...



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