Alliant Energy phone scam reported

WASHINGTON - A Washington Chamber of Commence member has received a scam phone call from an impersonator claiming to be from Alliant Energy and threatening to cut off utilities without immediate payment.

“This is a scam. Do not give them any information,” stated a news release from the Washington Chamber of Commerce.

Alliant Energy will never:

• Ask you to purchase prepaid credit cards to avoid disconnection.

• Ask for payment or personal information over email.

• Ask for money when we visit a residence or business.

They will always:

• Be able to confirm your account address, current bill amount and balance due over the phone.

• Provide past due notification in writing before service is shut off.

• Their vehicles are typically white with the Alliant Energy logo displayed on both sides.

If you receive a call like this, hang up and call Alliant Energy at their official phone number 1-800-ALLIANT (800-255-4268). Some scammers may provide a different phone number that spoofs Alliant’s answering system. 1-800-ALLIANT is the only number to call.