Another warning to all utility customers in Nebraska. Omaha Public Power District spokesperson Jodi Baker says imposters targeted a man in Omaha last week. Baker says two men driving a blue unmarked van knocked on the customer’s door saying they were with the utility and needed to trim trees. The two then said they needed to go inside the house to check the fuse box prior to starting. Baker says the customer refused entry when the two men didn’t have proper identification.
Baker says the two men also told the customer he had a $50 dollar credit and asked if he could break a $100 bill and both tried to get inside his home to do so. Baker says the customer then sent the two men on their way and called OPPD.
Baker says all OPPD employees have identification and property owners will be notified when trees will be trimmed on their property. This is a new direction in the ongoing targeting of utility customers. There have been several telephone scams threatening customer’s to pay up or their power will be shut off.