Reliant Energy is warning its customers of a potential threat targeting small businesses, homeowners and apartment dwellers.
The company says people posing as Reliant employees have called customers in Texas threatening to disconnect their electricity over an overdue bill. The customer is then told to make an immediate payment via prepaid debit card.
Reliant says while they do contact customers over past due balances, they warn customers to be suspicious if the caller asks for a prepaid debit card number.
Reliant says customers can always call the number on their invoice, 1-866-222-7100, to speak with an actual agent.
Anyone who believes they have fallen victim to a suspicious call should contact the police to file a report.