NIPSCO warns of bill payment scam

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) An energy distribution company, NIPSCO, is warning customers of a bill payment scam. According to NIPSCO, impersonators are claiming to be NIPSCO employees who are calling to inform customers of a delinquent bill to be paid immediacy to avoid electricity being shut off.

NIPSCO wants to remind customers to avoid being the victim of a scam by following these tips:

  • Never give personal information, including Social Security numbers and banking information, to unconfirmed sources. NIPSCO only asks for a Social Security number when a customer is applying for new service or to validate an account holder when a customer calls to obtain account information, or complete a transaction or service-related request over the phone.
  • If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, contact 911 as well as your local banking institution or credit card company if applicable.
  • Legitimate bill assistance programs are available to qualifying customers. For more information on these offerings, visit

Anyone who is unsure about the legitimacy of an email, phone call, program or offer claiming to be affiliated with NIPSCO, they should contact the company’s 24-hours Customer Service Center at 1-800-464-7726.

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