|Watch Out for Energy Bill Scams
BEAUMONT, November 16, 2017 - Scammers never stop, not matter what time of year it is. Entergy Texas reminds customers to be wary, as scammers are targeting unsuspecting customers.
The scheme typically occurs when the con artist calls and tells the customer their electric bill payment is past due, and that service will be disconnected if payment isn’t made. The scammer then directs the customer to transfer funds electronically, sometimes through “MoneyPak”, “Green Dot” or other third party card or transfer system.
How can you protect yourself and keep from falling victim to this scam?
• While you may pay your Entergy bill by phone or credit card, it is ONLY through BillMatrix, a third-party vendor we use for this purpose.
• You should never give your personal information to strangers. If a call sounds suspicious, call 1-800-ENTERGY (1-800-368-3749) to speak with an Entergy customer service representative
• Also, you can manage your Entergy account and review account alert options to stay better informed by downloading the free Entergy smartphone app or visiting entergy.com to register for myAccount.
• You should only use authorized methods and legitimate banking information to pay your Entergy bill. We offer several convenient ways:
o Pay online – For no additional charge, you may securely log in to myAccount at entergy.com to conveniently pay your bill online.
If you believe you are a victim of this scam, you should notify the proper authorities, such as the local police or the state attorney general’s office. If you believe your Entergy account has been affected, call 1-800-ENTERGY (1 800 368 3749) to speak with an Entergy customer service representative.