Alliant Energy warns: Scammers are back!

News

February 14th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

Officials with Alliant Energey say they have received reports from customers in Wisconsin and Iowa that they are receiving calls from scammers pretending to be Alliant Energy. The callers are threatening to cut off the customers’ power in a few hours unless immediate payment is made. Alliant Energy does NOT call customers and demand immediate payment. They will not ask customers to purchase prepaid credit cards, and do not ask for payment over email.

Scammers can make it appear that the calls are coming from Alliant Energy. Some scammers may provide a different phone number that spoofs Alliant’s answering system and automated menu. Alliant Energy’s official phone number is 1-800-ALLIANT (800-255-4268). This is the only number to call.

If you receive a suspected scam call like the type mentioned, following these tips:

  • STOP: Scammers are counting on you being too alarmed to check your account status. Hang up the phone.
  • THINK: Chances are you do not owe the amount the scammers claim.
  • CHECK: Log in on our website or call us. We can tell you how much is due and when.  Visit Alliant Energy online at: com or call us at 1-800-255-4268.

Callers who ask you to pay in a few hours or have power disconnected are not legitimate. But scammers are getting more sophisticated.