ComEd urges customers to be on the look-out for scam artists.
The company is in the process of installing smart meters all over its service territory. ComEd says thieves are going door-to-door telling customers they have to collect a deposit before a smart meter can be installed. According to the company the scam artists will tell people their electricity will be turned off if they don't make this payment. ComEd Customer Operations Vice President Val Jensen says they want to protect people from becoming a victim of these types of scams. "ComEd will never ask a customer for a prepayment prior to a smart meter installation, just as we would never request our customers to purchase a prepaid credit card to make a payment on a bill."
If you think you've been a victim of this type of scam, call the Illinois Attorney General's office at 1-800-386-5438 or visit the Illinois Attorney General's web site at www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov and click on the link "Protecting Consumers."
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