NorthWestern warns of scam attempts
January 14. 2014 9:28AM
NorthWestern Energy is warning residential and business customers about an attempted scam involving collection on allegedly overdue utility bills.
Customers in South Dakota, often small businesses, have been the targets of the most recent scam attempts. NorthWestern has not received reports of any customers paying money to the scam artists.
The activity appears to be the latest version of a scam that has targeted a number of NorthWestern customers in the past year. The callers typically seek immediate payment of bills, often demanding credit card numbers or other forms of payment that can be converted to cash.