Another Utility Scam Going On in Billings
The Northwestern Energy scammers are at it again! There was a Northwestern Energy Scam back in October of 2013.Apparently there is now a new phone scam in Billings. This time local business owners are the target. The scam involves a fake Northwestern Energy representative calling the business.
The victim is told that their business account for utilities has become delinquent. The scam is that you must make an immediate payment or your service will be shut off. The termination of service will happen with-in the hour.
Kresta Craig, the owner of The Fireplace Center in Billings received one of those calls this week and said,
it truly sounded like someone who was trained to make phone calls and collect bills.
Craig had her information handy and explained to the caller how and when she made her last payment. The caller abruptly hung up without saying anything. Northwestern Energy acknowledges that they are aware of the scam.