Dozens of MidAmerican Energy Customers Victims Of Phone Scam

By Sarah Beckman | sbeckman@weareiowa.com

Published 08/29 2016 02:49PM

Updated 08/29 2016 02:49PM

DES MOINES - A number of MidAmerican Energy customers are getting phone scams in the Des Moines area.

Last week, about 60 customers in the metro reported receiving a scam call, a majority of them were small businesses. The scammer claimed to work for MidAmerican Energy, and threatened to disconnect service in exchange for money.

In almost all cases, the scammer requested that the caller pay with a pre-paid debit card, often referred to as a Green Dot card,  and provided the call back number of 844-282-0416, which is not MidAmerican Energy’s number. 

MidAmerican Energy is urging customers who receive scam calls to call MidAmerican Energy at 888-427-5632 and their local police.

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