The Findlay Police Department is warning the public about a scam involving someone claiming to represent AEP Ohio.
Police say the caller tells the potential victim that AEP is upgrading meters in their neighborhood and that their electric bill is past due.
The scammer advises that during the ‘upgrade’ their power will be turned off if they don’t pay their past due bill during the call.
The police department says this is a common scam tactic and anyone who receives such a call should simply hang up.
Anyone with questions about their bill should contact AEP at a trusted number.