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Be Aware of Utility Scams in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

Be Aware of Utility Scams in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irma
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Be Aware of Utility Scams in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

  1. The aftermath of Hurricane Irma, we want to make sure you're aware of fraud and scams that often make their way around after a natural disaster involving impersonations of utility workers. After a storm, impersonators often attempt to take advantage of customer vulnerabilities.

    Regardless of how an individual is dressed (reflective vests, work boots or hard hats) or even driving a vehicle similar to those of a utility company (cargo vans, large trucks), OUC representatives rarely need to access your home to inspect equipment, restore power or even make repairs to our infrastructure. Rest assured, OUC employees and our contractors will always have identification and an OUC logo on the vehicle.

    If you receive a suspicious home visit, do not open your door and report all suspicious activity to local law enforcement. For more on common utility scams, visit ouc.com/scams.