Green Bay — Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is partnering with police to protect its customers from con artists. Over the years, WPS customers have lost thousands of dollars in utility scams. We don’t want anyone else to fall victim.

That’s why WPS asked police departments and sheriff’s departments across northeast and north central Wisconsin to share the warning signs of utility scams on social media today, Oct. 21. Our goal is to flood newsfeeds with this important safety information.

Scammers may:

  • Pretend to be from WPS. They may even manipulate caller ID to make it look like WPS is calling or leave a recorded message that sounds like it’s from the company.
  • Threaten to turn off your energy right away.
  • Demand immediate payment — often by prepaid debit card or unusual payment methods like cryptocurrency or third-party apps. We will never do that.

If you think a scammer is targeting you, hang up! It’s not rude; it’s safe.

Call us at 800-450-7260 if you have questions about a call you’ve received and contact your local law enforcement if you’ve fallen victim to a scam.

Share our scam prevention message on Twitter and Facebook to join the effort.

For more warning signs, visit our website.