Friday, May 13, 2011

United Power Warns Members of Scammers Posing as Utility Workers in Brighton

Brighton, Colo.--On Friday at approximately 3 p.m., a member called United Power to notify the cooperative that a man posing as a representative of United Power came to her door and threatened to shut off her power if she did not give him money. The man was wearing a red shirt and the attempted scam occurred in Brighton at the Riverwalk Apartment complex. The Brighton Police Department has been notified and are investigating. Luckily in this instance, the member did not pay the man and called the cooperative immediately to report this situation.

United Power reminds members that the utility will never collect money in the field—nor will we call in person to collect money over the phone. Members of United Power who are behind on their electric payments receive notice in the mail and a prerecorded phone message instructing them to call United Power directly to initiate a payment. If a person calls you on the phone, or comes to your home threatening to turn your power off if you do not provide money, do not fall for it. Please get a description of the person and call the local police or United Power.

Be careful with your personal information. If you are ever unsure whether you are doing business with United Power, please call us directly at 303-659-0551.

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