Alabama Power is warning customers to beware of a scam using its name.
A spokesperson says in the last week, they have received a number of calls from customers about a man calling customers telling them their power will be cut off late that afternoon unless they made a payment. The man tells the customer to go buy a reloadable debit card and place the amount of the payment on it and call back so the payment can be processed.
Alabama Power spokesman Ike Pigott says that is not the way the company does business. He says if anyone has any questions about payments or service, call the customer service line at 800-245-2244.