Customers get alert when paying their bill on the utility company's website.
We Energies continues to alert customers of a scam that promises to pay utility bills through federal stimulus money offered by the Obama administration. The utility company has placed an alert on its Web site telling customers who pay their bill online of the threat. The notice reads: "Alert: A scam promising federal money to pay utility bills has been discovered. No such program exists, and payments made using bank routing numbers in the scam will be rejected. Please use your current banking information to make online payments." We Energies' spokesperson Cathy Schulze said Tuesday the alert was placed on the site in response to a nationwide scam that arose a few weeks ago. "Fortunately we did not see a huge impact here with our …
BBB says not all charities are legitimate, so be careful as 9/11 anniversary approaches.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The anniversary of the terroroist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, is quickly approaching, envoking painful memories and for some, the urge to give back. But the Better Business Bureau wants to remind donors to keep a watchful eye out as scammers may try to take advantage of those willing to help out. In a press release issued Thursday, the BBB took a look at a recent Associated Press investigation which found that many 9/11 charities “failed miserably” in serving victims, their families and their memories, while continuing to collect donations. This past week, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs warned that a scammer was calling residents in Northeast Wisconsin fraudulently soliciting donations for a veterans’ clinic in Green Bay. More…