Freeport Electric (FE) is warning its customers of a, nationwide
utility bill scam. Over the past several days numerous Freeport customers have received
telephone calls from individuals claiming to work for LIPA and FE, demanding payment through
a pre-paid card on past-due balances. These non-FE callers threaten customers that if they
don’t make payment through these pre-paid cards; their service will immediately be shut-off
for non-payment. Customers are then directed to purchase such a pre-paid card to make the
payment in order to keep their power on. Freeport Electric does not accept payments through
pre-paid cards, and customers should not give any confidential information to any such callers.