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NorthWestern warns of imposter utility scam in Montana

 

November 29, 2018



Press release

BUTTE — NorthWestern Energy is warning customers about  reported incidents in Montana of scams involving imposter callers fraudulently claiming to be representing the utility company and threatening to shut-off service unless immediate payment is made on utility bills.

More than 80 incidents have been reported to the NorthWestern Energy Customer Care Center in Butte, Montana, as of 8 a.m. today.

A government office in Stillwater County received a call from a person claiming there was an emergency and that he was from the utility company. When the caller was told he had r...



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