By Robert Marin & Alejandra Rojas
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
10:03 AM CST, January 15, 2013
(DODGE CITY, Kan.)
A scam in southwest Kansas targets people who use Victory Electric.
The fraud is happening over the phone. Scammers claim to be from the "electric company" and say they are trying to collect funds. They tell members that if they don't go buy a MoneyPak card, their service will be disconnected.
Victory Electric says a handful of people have fallen for the scam. The company says it wants members to know that this is not how it operates.
"We want to make everyone aware," says Josh Schmidt, manager of member services for Victory Electric. "We want to protect our members and let them know that is not how we operate. We are never going to call after hours, and we are never going to disconnect you within an hour. We just don't operate like that".
The company reminds customers to never give their personal information over the phone. It also says to refuse any offer that asks you to buy a prepaid credit or debit card like MoneyPak.
Click here or call 1-800-432-2310 to report scams to the Kansas Attorney General's office consumer protection division.
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