Phone scam graphic

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."

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.