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Rocky Mountain Power Warns Of Telephone Scams

A nation-wide telephone scam aimed at power company customers is beginning to target customers in Wyoming. Rocky Mountain Power which services Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado;  says a small number of its customers have been fraudulently charged by people posing as power company representatives.

Company Spokesperson Margaret Oler says the scam has been going on for several years now, but calls have recently moved towards Wyoming and the Pacific Northwest.

"This scam is showing up in all three of the states serviced by Rocky Mountain Power and the three states serviced by our sister utility Pacific Power," says Oler. "We’re also hearing from other utilities that they’re experiencing the same kind of things."

Oler also says if a customer is called by what appears to be the power company, they can hang up and dial Rocky Mountain Power at 1-888-221-7070 to make sure they are talking to an actual representative. 

Jordan Giese is a political science major currently working on his bachelor's degree. He has lived in Wyoming all his life but has a focus on both local issues and international stories. He moved to Laramie just last year rediscovering Wyoming and all it has to offer in landspaces, opportunities and people. He has listened to WPR for years and is thrilled to contribute to an important state service and NPR.
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