RMU is warning customers about a possible telephone scam. The phone calls appear to be a part of a scam designed to obtain personal information and/or money from customers. These calls are NOT authorized by RMU.
In the reported instances, the caller claims to be a utility employee asking for payment to avoid disconnect.
RMU is urging customers not to respond to these fake calls. Customers who have received such calls can report them to the Attorney General Office of Consumer Fraud Hotline at 1-800-386-5438 or the RMU Customer Service office at 815-562-4155.
RMU wants to warn customers to be aware of these calls and suggests the following tips if such a call is received:
- Never reveal your credit card and/or bank information to anyone unless you are certain the contact is legitimate. Know who you are dealing with.
- If the caller insists you complete a transaction, hang up immediately.
- RMU representatives do not conduct business in this manner.