LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — NV Energy is warning customers of an ongoing scam.
The company says a person(s) falsely identifying themselves as employees of the company are calling customers and making threats about their electric service.
The scammers are also demanding immediate payment “for any reason,” NV Energy says.
NV Energy says it does not accept payments via Zelle, MoneyPak or Venmo. It is reminding everyone that employees will never email, call or visit a home to demand payment.
The company will also never threaten an immediate service disconnection.
“Customers who may be at risk of having their power disconnected because of nonpayment will receive a 10-day notice on their NV Energy bill and 48-hour notice via U.S. Mail,” the company noted in a news release.
If customers get a scam call asking for an immediate payment, they should refuse and call local law enforcement or NV Energy if they have additional questions.
If you are a victim, call the Southern Nevada number to report the scam: