Ameren officials are warning customers to keep their personal information under tight wraps.
Apparently scammers are targeting Ameren customers in Missouri and Illinois in effort to today issued a statement that a scam is impacting Ameren customers in Illinois and Missouri in an effort to get their Social Security numbers.
The scam claims President Obama is applying payments or credits of up to 15 hundred dollars to the customer’s utility bill.
Officials remind everyone to never give your credit card, debit card, Social Security, ATM, checking or saving account numbers to anyone who comes to your home, calls or sends an email requesting such information.
· If a caller claims to be an Ameren representative and asks for immediate payment over the phone or requests other personal information, hang up and call 800.755.5000 in Illinois or, 800.552.7583 in Missouri.
· Never allow anyone into your home who wants to check your electrical wiring, natural gas pipes or appliances unless you have scheduled an appointment or have reported a natural gas leak and the person has proper identification.
· Photo identification is carried by every Ameren employee and includes name, employee number and an official Ameren logo.
· If you suspect someone is impersonating an Ameren employee, end the conversation and immediately call your local police and then Ameren Illinois, 800.755.5000, or Ameren Missouri, 800.552.7583.