Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart wants all citizens to be aware of the most recent “SCAM” occurring throughout Madison County.
As recent as yesterday the 21st day of July 2014, Citizens have received phone calls from individuals identifying themselves as being affiliated with their local electric company and attempting to collect outstanding balances on the homeowners electric bill. These individuals are advising that the electric bill is unpaid and crews are soon to be en route to disconnect the power unless payment is immediately made. The immediate payment will stop any additional charges on the account for a reconnect fee after the electric crews have disconnected the power.
Sheriff Stewart concludes that this is in no way a normal practice that Electric companies use and further cautions home owners to contact their local office before providing any personal information to include credit card numbers.
These case activities are currently under investigation in Madison and if you feel that you have been a victim of such activity or even an attempt, please contact the Sheriff’s Office with any additional information at 850-973-4001.