FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMP Warns Customers of Phone Scam
ALAMEDA, CA – Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is warning customers of a phone scam. AMP has received reports that scammers are impersonating AMP employees and demanding immediate payment from customers. In addition, AMP received a report of a caller falsely claiming to be a PG&E employee who was collecting payments for AMP.
The scammers are asking for customers’ credit card numbers and using a recording of an AMP’s employee’s voice.The scammers are asking for customers’ credit card numbers and using a recording of an AMP’s employee’s voice.
If you get a call demanding immediate payment on your account, be suspicious. AMP will never ask for credit card or debit card numbers and only provides automated courtesy calls to accounts that are already delinquent. If you have any doubts, don’t give out any information.
If you suspect you have become a victim of this scam, AMP recommends that you call the Alameda Police Department to file a report. Contact the Alameda Police Department at (510) 337-8340. Find more information at www.alamedamp.com/scams.
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is a department of the city of Alameda that has served residents and businesses for 132 years. AMP provides power to more than 34,000 customers at rates that average 17 percent below neighboring communities.
Contact: Kathleen Haley
Alameda Municipal Power