DAYTON, Ohio--()--Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) has received calls from several business customers who have been contacted and told they may be able to receive a refund on their bills after a meter audit. While the scammers say they are working on behalf of DP&L, this is not the case.
The scam company attempted to get bills from business utility customers on the east coast in August and is now calling DP&L business customers this month. With all the information on the utility bill the scammers could “slam” customers and switch them to another electricity provider without permission.
Alert your local Better Business Bureau if you have been contacted as part of this scam. If you provided the scammers with a copy of your bill, please send an email via www.dpandl.com/email or call the DP&L Business Solutions Center: 800-253-5801.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If someone contacts you and offers to refund your utility bill after you provide your bill or other personal or financial information, it is a scam. The purpose could be to switch your provider without your authorization or to steal your identity or possibly deduct money from your bank account.
Never give anyone information such as your account number, Social Security number, bank account number or credit card number unless you initiated the conversation and you are confident the transaction is legitimate.
About The Dayton Power and Light Company and DPL Inc.
The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc., a regional energy company.
DPL Inc.’s other subsidiaries include DPL Energy, LLC (DPLE) and DPL Energy Resources, Inc. (DPLER), which also does business as DP&L Energy. The Dayton Power and Light Company, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 500,000 retail customers in West Central Ohio; DPLE engages in the operation of merchant peaking generation facilities; and DPLER is a competitive retail electric supplier. DPL Inc., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 3,800 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 2,800 megawatts are coal-fired units and 1,000 megawatts are natural gas and diesel peaking units. Further information can be found at www.dplinc.com.
DPL Inc. was acquired by The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) in 2011. AES is a Fortune 200 global power company. It provides affordable, sustainable energy to 27 countries through a diverse portfolio of distribution businesses as well as thermal and renewable generation facilities. Its workforce of 27,000 people is committed to operational excellence and meeting the world's changing power needs. AES’ 2011 revenues were $17 billion and it owns and manages $45 billion in total assets. To learn more, please visit www.aes.com.