Gulf Power warns customers of potential scam

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Gulf Power customers continue to be targeted by scammers, according to the company.

Business and residential customers are receiving calls from people claiming to represent Gulf Power and demanding payment to avoid having their service cut off.

Gulf Power said in a press release Monday that in the last few months, they continue to see an increasing amount of customers reporting the fraudulent calls.

The company tells customers that:
• Gulf Power employees will never call a customer at home seeking any personal information, including credit card numbers.
• Gulf Power representatives will never ask a customer for money when they visit a residence.
• All Gulf Power representatives carry badges with picture identification that includes the employee’s name and the company’s name and logo.

Customers should call Gulf Power at 1-800-225-5797 if they have any questions about the identity of anyone representing Gulf Power.

Gulf Power is working with local law enforcement agencies to identify the perpetrators. If anyone has been victimized by one of these schemes, or has any information about suspects, they are asked to call local law enforcement and to contact Gulf Power at 1-800-225-5797.