Scam artists are calling businesses and pretending to be employees of South Carolina Electric and Gas Company.
SCE&G's Robert Yanity says the scammers request that the business purchase a payment card from a local convenience or drug store and then call back with the card's information for immediate payment of their bill so their power won't be cut off.
“We'd like to advise our customers that we never ask customers to purchase payment cards from local convenience or drug stores for bill payment purchases,” Yanity tells WVOC.
“We accept payments at SCE&G's business offices, by mail, authorized payment agencies, online or through SCE&G's phone payment provider BillMatrix by calling 1-800-450-9160.”
Furthermore, Yanity says when SCE&G employees call concerning an unpaid bill, they identify themselves and if you have concerns about that ID, you can verify it by calling Customer Service at 1-880-251-7234.