Gulf Power customers encouraged to remain alert for telephone scams

Published: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 06:20 PM.


Area businesses and residential customers have reported receiving calls from someone claiming to represent Gulf Power Company and demanding payment or their electric service will be cut off.

Gulf Power is working with law enforcement officials in reporting these incidents; the company has received an escalated amount of calls from customers reporting such fraudulent calls.

The company advises customers that:

●Gulf Power employees will never call a customer at home or their business seeking any personal information, including credit card numbers.

●The company's representatives will never ask a customer for money when they visit a residence.

●All Gulf Power representatives carry badges with picture identification that includes the employee’s name and the company’s name and logo.

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