Citizens Utility Board Issues Scam Alert: Con Artists Impersonating ComEd Workers

We received the following tip in an email:

“The Citizens Utility Board has received numerous reports of a growing scam in Illinois. Consumers say that scammers posing as ComEd employees have called or knocked on their doors, informing them that they must purchase a prepaid credit card ranging from $200 to $900 to avoid a service shut off.” The CUB advises individuals to follow these tips:

  • Don’t give out financial or account information. Utility employees will never ask you for this.
  • Ask for ID. Find out exactly who you’re speaking with.
  • Call your utility. The company can verify if an employee has called or been dispatched to your home.

Please spread the word about this scam! “Share” CUB’s warning on Facebook.

CUB Scam Alert

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