Alabama Power says scammers are targeting their customers.
The company reports that customers are receiving phone calls telling them that they either have a problem with their credit card or that they have an outstanding bill and must call the company immediately.
The caller then gives the customer a 1-800 number and recommends the caller resolve the issue by credit card.
The phone number is not a number used by Alabama Power.
Most of the calls have occurred in the northern part of the state, but company officials say it is important for customers to be alert.
If you receive a suspicious call or think you have been the victim of this type of scam call Alabama Power at their official 1-800-245-2244.