Residents in the Mid-South area should be on the lookout for a telephone scam by which the caller purports to be a representative of a public utility company like Entergy and threatens to cut off service if the resident does not immediately pay using a credit card number.
Don Arnold with Entergy said Entergy does not operate in that manner and the caller does not work for Entergy.
"It's just a con," Arnold said. "People year around make up those scams."
Arnold said if individuals are delinquent on payments, they can make payments securely at any Kroger quick pay centers. "It's automatic and it updates instantly. If they ask for credit card or debit card information that should be a red flag."