BUTTE – NorthWestern Energy’s Montana customers are reporting a scam demanding money for a meter change.
The criminals leave a phone message saying the customers’ meter will be changed shortly with instructions to call a phone number. When the customer calls the number, they are told there is a fee and service will be disconnected if the “fee” isn’t paid immediately. This is a scam.
The scam and the phone number have been reported to law enforcement authorities.
NorthWestern does not call customers and demand immediate payment. Don’t supply any personal information unless you are sure you are indeed working with the utility.