FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2017

AMP Warns Customers of New Phone Scam

ALAMEDA, CA -- Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is warning Alamedans of a scam targeting its customers. AMP has recently received reports that a caller is impersonating a utility employee and requesting payment from customers.

If you get a call demanding immediate payment on your account, be suspicious. AMP will never ask for credit card or debit card numbers and only provides courtesy calls to accounts that are already delinquent. If you have any doubts, don’t give out any information. Please hang up and call an AMP customer service representative at 510-748-3900.

If you suspect you have become a victim of this scam, AMP recommends that you immediately call your credit card company to cancel your card and call Alameda Police Department to file a report. Alameda Police can be reached at 337-8340. Find more information at www.alamedamp.com/scams.


About AMP
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is a Department of the City that has served residents and businesses for 130 years. AMP provides power to more than 34,000 customers at rates that average 24 percent below neighboring communities.


Contact:
Kathleen Haley
Senior Communications Specialist
Alameda Municipal Power

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