DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Scammers are targeting Oncor customers in a Dallas neighborhood, asking for personal information. It happened earlier this week on Kellogg Avenue.
When scammers targeted Marsha Freeman twice while trying to get her utilities bill, they left empty-handed.READ MORE: Carroll ISD Parents Pack School Board Meeting Following Administrator's Secretly-Recorded Holocaust Comment
“I had a bad feeling because they didn’t have a name badge, a car — nothing. They said ‘Oh, they have us in the neighborhood, they have us walking.’ Who are they?” said Freeman.
Another red flag – Marsha said the men couldn’t get their story straight.
“I said, ‘well why did you make up a story and say you’re with Oncor, then you say you’re with TXU?’ You don’t know what company you’re with. It’s embarrassing,” said Marsha.
She told her 91-year-old grandfather about the scammers and hopes they don’t return.READ MORE: Police From All Over Rally To Lift Spirits Of North Texas Child Battling Cancer
Oncor spokesperson Andy Rittler explained what the imposters may have been after.
“If they’re asking to see a bill, it’s because generally they’re looking for some sort of financial information or personal identification,” said Rittler.
Rittler said they’re mainly targeting single seniors — asking to see their utility bill and offering a senior discount. He said to always look for a branded uniform, ID badge and a marked vehicle.
Employees won’t ask to come inside or ask for payment or personal information in person.
“At any given time, if you ever don’t feel safe in a situation, even if it is an Oncor employee, feel free to call 911. It’s important that you feel safe as a customer of ours,” said RittlerMORE NEWS: 1-Year-Old Dallas Boy At Center Of Amber Alert Found Safe
If customers still feel uneasy, they can always ask for that employee’s manager or call Oncor to confirm their identity.