We have an important scam alert to pass onto NIPSCO customers. The utility company is warning folks about a bill payment scheme that's making the rounds in our area.
Customers have reported receiving unsolicited phone calls from people falsely claiming to be NIPSCO representatives.
The scammers threaten disconnection of the customer's electric service if an immediate payment is not made.
Victims are asked to purchase a prepaid debit card to settle an overdue balance. They're then directed to call back with a receipt and pin, giving the scammers access to the card's funds.
NIPSCO says you can always call them if you're unsure about the legitimacy of a call you've received.