PSO Warns of On Going Scams
Public Service Company of Oklahoma reminds its customers of the need to continually be on the alert for scammers and bill payment rip-offs.
In recent days attempts have been made to scam PSO customers, including specific reports of scammers targeting businesses in McAlester, Broken Arrow and Weatherford.
In the typical scam the customer receives a call from someone claiming to be with PSO who tells the customer to pay the PSO bill immediately to avoid having their electric service cut off. Then, the scammer tells the customer they must buy a prepaid debit card and call back with the number. Sometimes the scammers ask for money orders, credit card or bank account numbers.
Don’t fall for it. Keep these things in mind.
- PSO never asks a customer to buy a prepaid card and phone in the number.
- PSO never calls to ask for payment over the phone. We accept payment over the phone only when the customer makes the call.
- PSO employees will never knock at your door, asking that you let them in. PSO employees do NOT need to get into your home.
- PSO employees never ask for money at a customer’s home.
- If someone comes to your home and claims to be from PSO, ask to see photo ID and examine it carefully.