AEP Ohio officials are warning all of thier customers of a payment scam being conducted via phone in various areas of our service territory.
They continue to hear reports that customers are receiving calls threatening to shut off their power if they don't make an immediate payment over the phone with a money card. This is a scam and people are using their name illegally. The people making these calls are not from AEP Ohio.
AEP said they work hard every day to make sure all of your interactions with AEP Ohio are positive. AEP Ohio enforces strict policies regarding customer interaction. Please remember:
.AEP does not call customers to demand immediate payment.
They notify customers with delinquent accounts via their customer bill.
.They contact non-responders via a recorded phone message to ask that the person responsible for the electric service call AEP Ohio.
.If you doubt whom you are speaking to or the truth of what they are telling you, please hang up and call AEP Ohio at 1-800-672-2231.
In addition, please know that AEP Ohio employees work in marked vehicles, wear clothes with a company logo and will gladly show you company identification when asked. Again, if you are in doubt, please verify the legitimacy of the person's employment by calling 1-800-672-2231.