NorthWestern Energy warns Montana customers of scam


February 27, 2020

From NorthWestern Energy

BUTTE — NorthWestern Energy’s Montana customers are reporting a scam demanding money for a meter change.

The criminals leave a phone message saying the customers’ meter will be changed shortly with instructions to call a phone number. When the customer calls the number, they are told there is a fee and service will be disconnected if the “fee” isn’t paid immediately. This is a scam.

The scam and the phone number have been reported to law enforcement authorities.

NorthWestern does not call customers and demand immediate payment. People should never...

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