May 4, 2012
Hispanic Customers Reporting Phone Scam
BOISE, Idaho – Several Idaho Power Hispanic customers this week reported receiving threatening phone calls in Spanish from someone claiming to be an Idaho Power employee advising them to make a payment or have their service disconnected.
The phone scammer demands customers to make a payment within 24 to 48 hours and that they provide personal information over the phone for the purpose of identity theft.
The calls are coming from a 302-200-9735 phone number.
“This is a phone scam and Idaho Power encourages customers to not provide any information to the caller,” said Maggie Brilz, Idaho Power’s Customer Service Manager.
About a dozen customers have called the company’s customer service center to report the scam since Wednesday, May 2.
If any customers are concerned about the legitimacy of calls from Idaho Power, they can contact our customer service center at 388-2323 or 1-800-488-6151 outside the Treasure Valley area.
About Idaho Power Company
Idaho Power began operations in 1916. Today, the electric utility employs approximately 2,000 people who serve nearly 500,000 customers throughout a 24,000-square-mile area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects as the core of its generation portfolio, Idaho Power’s residential, business and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest rates for electricity. IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE: IDA) is the investor-owned utility’s parent company based in Boise, Idaho. To learn more, visit www.idahopower.com or www.idacorpinc.com.
Contact: Anne Alenskis AAlenskis@idahopower.com
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