The Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) has received several reports of scam imposters threatening commercial customers with loss of service if they do not make a utility payment over the phone.
The scam calls have shown up from caller I.D.’s as 803-900-8485 and 888-885-1191 – and the scammers identify themselves representing the “BWL.”
Customers should never give money or personal information over the phone to anyone they don’t know. BWL customers are never asked by BWL customer service representatives for credit card information over the phone or in person, or to make payments through a wire service like Western Union or Money Gram.
BWL customers have the option of “customer-initiated” credit card payments through a secure Intranet site or secure automated voice payment system.
This scam has been reported to the Lansing Police Department. Customers are urged to report suspicious activity to BWL customer service at 517-702-6006 or local police.