CITY OF OREGON POLICE: Fraud Alert!
City of Oregon Police issued the following announcement on Sept. 7.
Fraud Alert! We have been advised that scammers are posing as ComEd and contacting area residents and businesses by phone. The caller will say they are going to cut your power due to non-payment. They will then give you a phone number to call to straighten things out before they come out to disconnect your power.
They will ask you for ComEd account information. Do not give them any information. There are verified ComEd phone numbers that you can call if you are worried there is actually an issue with your account.
This group sounds very legitimate, but ComEd as been advised of this scam and they are looking into it.
As always be suspicious, be safe, and don't be afraid to hang up on someone!
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