Phone scammers claiming to be from Entergy

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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Michael J. Glaser

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

FAX (504) 712-2209

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact:  Lt. Michael Cunningham

 Email:     mcunningham@kennerpd.com

 Office:    (504) 712-2420

 Date:     2/22/19

Phone scammers claiming to work for Entergy threaten to disconnect service for past due payments

 KENNER Kenner Police have responded to recent reports of phone scams in which homeowners are contacted by a caller who identified their self as working for Entergy and were calling to collect on past due payments.  The caller threatened to disconnect their electrical service unless the victim immediately pays the past due amount by Western Union.  The victims are instructed to go to the nearest Western Union service and call back a phone number provided to them.  Instructions would be provided to them of where to wire the money.

 Kenner Police recommend the following tips to help avoid falling prey to these types of scams:

         Be suspicious of callers who demand immediate payment for any reason.

          Never give out personal or financial information to anyone who e-mails or calls you unsolicited.

         Never provide debit or credit card numbers to anyone you do not know.

         Utility companies and government agencies will not contact you demanding immediate payment by Western Union or Green Dot Money Pak.

 Kenner Police Chief Michael J. Glaser urges anyone who has any information about these incidents to call the Kenner Police at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

 
 

Michael
J.
Glaser

Chief of Police

 

 
 
Kenner Police Complex

500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA. 70062

(504) 712-2200

 
 
Kenner Police:
(504) 712-2222
 

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