ALPENA, MI – The Alpena Police Department and Alpena Power Company want to make residents aware that a scam is making the rounds in Alpena.
A heavy volume of calls have been received about someone representing themselves as an employee of Alpena Power. Customers are told they are behind on their power bill and that their power will be shut off unless money is put on a GreenDot card so the caller can withdraw the funds for payment of the alleged bill.
Be aware of phone calls that demand that you place funds on a Greendot Card. Once you give the caller the service pin number, your funds can no longer be gotten back.
Elder residents should be made aware of this scam. They can fall victim very easily to this type of crime.
Anyone with questions regarding this matter should call the Alpena Power Company directly at (989)-358-4900.