Thursday, December 17, 2009

NES warns of bill collector scam

Tennessean DAVIDSON COUNTY The Nashville Electric Service is warning customers about a new telephone scam. Several residents have reported calls from con artists posing as NES workers trying to collect money. A utility spokesman said NES employees are not permitted to contact customers by telephone or in person to ask for payment on a bill. Under company policy, all employees are required to wear uniforms and carry photo identification badges and all field vehicles are marked with the NES logo and vehicle number. Under no circumstances are NES field employees allowed to take cash from customers for an electric bill payment or any type of work they perform, the spokesman said. NES is encouraging anyone who receives a suspicious call to contact customer relations at 615-736-6900.

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