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For immediate release
May 14, 2015
For more information, contact
Sarah Wiggers, 762-4177 or 240-2453

Scammers again threaten disconnection

An old scam targeting utility customers is back. Scammers have been calling people this week and threatening that their electric service will be disconnected immediately if a supposed past-due bill isn’t paid. The goal of the scammers is to obtain credit card or other financial information. Chugach Electric Association does not do business this way.

Before service is disconnected for non-payment, Chugach follows steps laid out in its tariff. Those steps include advance notification. Chugach also does not take credit card payments directly, but instead refers customers wishing to pay by credit card to a third-party payment service.

Chugach is the largest electric utility in Alaska, providing power for Railbelt Alaskans through retail, wholesale and economy energy sales.