Telephone scammers are threatening to shut off electricity to businesses and residents if they don’t pay their bill immediately with a pre-paid “Greendot” card.
NPPD emphasizes it never conducts business this way.
Anytime a customer is behind on a bill, it will be printed on the monthly statement with instructions on how to settle the account.
Customers who receive such a call should not attempt to make any payment, but instead contact law enforcement and NPPD’s customer service center.
By Brent Wiethorn, KKPR, Kearney