Police issue warning about scammer claiming to be with Entergy

THIBODAUX, LA (WAFB) - Police are once again warning people about a utility scam.

The Thibodaux Police Department said the scam has been happening in the area lately.

The way it works is someone calls claiming to be with Entergy and tells the customer their power is about to be turned off because they owe payments. The caller then tries to get the customer to pay over the phone or through the mail.

Police Chief Scott Silverii adamantly urges people not to make any payments if they receive that type of call because it is a scam.

He added if it happens to you, please call Entergy at 1-800-368-3749 immediately and tell a customer service representative what happened.

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