Entergy officials want to warn customers that they could be the target of scammers.
They said the crooks call customers and tell them their electric bill is past due.
The scammers then typically threaten to disconnect their power within an hour if it isn’t paid.
“The objective is to swindle someone out of their money,” Entergy Spokesperson Roderick Worthy said. “So their goal is to create a sense of urgency so that you go and transfer money into their accounts.”
Worthy said customers should never give their personal information to strangers.
He added that they can pay their bills over the phone, but the transaction is specifically run through ‘Bill Matrix’, not any other vendor.
If you have any questions or concerns, call Entergy directly to speak with a customer service representative about your account.