An elderly Hispanic woman in Caldwell was upset, but remained calm, when she received a call from the “electric company” demanding she make a credit card payment immediately, or the electricity would be shut off.
Because she was collected, she asked the caller, “which electric company were you with?” and when the caller simply repeated “Your electric company!” she knew for certain this was a scam. She stopped talking to the man.
The number being reported to BBB and Idaho Power is 302-200-9735. When called this morning, the number was “not available.”
Idaho Power officials say this woman acted correctly. IP has received a number of calls from residents in the area with this same complaint, and their security department is tracking the calls and investigating.
The Idaho Power, a public utility company, customer service number is 208-388-2323 or 800-488-6151. Individuals are encouraged to not divulge personal or financial information.