Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. is warning customers not to fall for scammers asking for personal information.
The utility said the bogus pitch tells customers the White House will pay or credit customer bills if they fill out fake payment forms on the Web.
Scammers have used email, posted fliers and used social media to spread the fake solicitation. The messages ask customers to enter their social security numbers to make a payment, the company said in a news release. The payment is then run through a fake bank and routing number so it won’t be processed.
“We want our customers to be aware of this scam and to be sure to protect their personal information and not give out their social security number or any personal information through unsolicited email,” said OG&E spokeswoman Kathleen O’Shea.
OG&E said it processes payments in the following ways:
· Online at www.oge.com
· Through automated bank draft
· At walk-in payment centers (a list of pay agents can be found at www.oge.com)
· By credit card at www.payoge.com
· By phone at (877) 306-9274
· By mail
The utility said customers who may have been affected by the scam should call their local police departments, the state attorney general’s consumer office or the Better Business Bureau. Customers can also call OG&E at (800) 272-9741.