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Alliant warns of record number scams

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Alliant Energy is warning people of a record number of scam phone calls.

The company says customers are reporting scammers impersonating workers from Alliant by phone, text message, or even coming right to your front door.

From January 2016 to November 2017, there have been an average of 53 reports of scam activity per month.

Since the first of December, there have been 416 reports of scam phone calls. 265 have come from the state of Iowa.

Typically, scammers call customers claiming to represent Alliant Energy. They threaten to disconnect utility service if the customer doesn’t immediately buy a prepaid credit card to make a payment.

 Alliant Energy wants to remind people they never request immediate payment or prepaid credit cards. They never threaten to disconnect service via text message. 

The company suggests hanging up on scammers. You can always call Alliant directly to confirm your account status.

Customers should report attempted scam contacts to local law enforcement.

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