Ameren Illinois warning customers of billing scams


PEORIA, Ill. — Ameren Illinois officials are warning customers of reports of billing scams going around.

Ameren said employees received a handful of reports Monday regarding scams. The caller reportedly tells the customer they are behind on their bill and requests immediate payment via a Green Dot card.

This is not a legitimate request from Ameren, officials said.

If anyone gets a call like this, customers are advised to hang up and contact Ameren Illinois at (800) 755-5000. Customer representatives can provide payment and balance history, as well as take a report of an attempted scammer.

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