Electric company scam discovered in Wichita

Published On: Jan 06 2014 11:35:53 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 06 2014 11:56:08 PM CST

The Wichita Police Department says it has received several reports of someone saying they are with the electric company.

The person call is using the name "Alex White." He says he's with the electric company and is calling businesses and telling them their electric bill is past due. He then says their power will be cut off if they don't make a payment over the phone using a greendot card.

Wichita police say don't fall for this - it is a scam. The greendot cards make it difficult to trace the funds. They suggest not giving your personal or financial information over the phone unless you are positive of who you are speaking with.

If you get such a call, you are encouraged to call (316) 268-4221.