Alabama Power Warning

By: Danielle Eldredge Email
By: Danielle Eldredge Email

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Power is warning customers to
beware of callers who claim to be representatives of the power
company seeking payments.

Power company officials say the scam artists have been calling
customers this week. The scam artists demand that the customer
provide credit card information over the phone, threatening to
immediately cut off service for nonpayment.

Alabama Power spokesman Michael Sznajderman said the company
never asks customers for credit card information over the phone.
said customers who receive such a call should not provide any
personal information.

Sznajderman said customers who have a question about their
account can call the company's customer service line at

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-08-31-10 1827EDT

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