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Scams on the rise for NV Energy customers

LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– NV Energy is warning customers of a brand new scam involving sending money to CVS to pay money or offering debit playing cards data over the cellphone.

“There are going to the customers and threatening to get disconnected. We are seeing that its customers in great standing so they are not aware of our process,” Antoine Tilmon,  Vice President of Customer Operations mentioned.

NV Energy believes it’s a new wave of scams with the identical purpose of demanding quick funds from the buyer.

“The approach that they do is a threat. We are going to threaten you to turn off your power and we have a serviceman in route,” Tilmon added.

NV Energy by no means calls its customers to threaten quick disconnection and demand quick fee. Customers prone to disconnection obtain a 10-day discover on their energy invoice, then a 48-hour discover in the mail.

“We see they are targeting our seniors and Hispanic communities or customers that don’t speak English as their first language,” Tilmon mentioned. “It’s a financial game for the scammers and if you fall for it they get your money and they are off with it. It’s a financial impact what we are seeing. They change their tactics.”

The Better Business Bureau, additionally sounding the alarm with on-line buying scams now changing into certainly one of the riskiest scam sorts. They say the common quantity lost in these scams is $750 {dollars}.

According to the Better Business Bureau, listed here are the finest methods to keep away from a scam:

  • Beware of pretend web sites.
  • Do your analysis before you purchase that merchandise.
  • If the deal seems to be too good to be true, it most likely is.
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