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Incident Report for Case #2017-904689

Incident Type

Fraud

Incident Date

12/04/2017 - 1:00 PM

Address

6602 Dominion Dr. (Door Creek Church)

Details

 Conmen - pretending to be with Alliant Energy - tried to swindle a local church out of cash recently. A caller told an employee that technicians were on their way to disconnect electrical service to Door Creek Church, 6602 Dominion Dr., and that power would be cut in 30 to 40 minutes if the employee did not call Alliant's collection department immediately. She dialed the number provided - (800) 719-1430 - and ended up talking with a second man who insisted several notices had been sent to the church, all of which had been ignored. The victim was told a $750 security deposit was needed after Alliant replaced meters on the church's property. The employee figured this was bogus as Alliant is not the church's provider, and she was aware of no notices. To make sure there were no problems she called the real Alliant Energy people and was told - what she already knew – that this was fraud attempt and Alliant would never ask for a security deposit on a meter.

Released 12/06/2017 at 10:24 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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