Phone scam targeting Jackson Purchase Energy customers

PADUCAH, KY — Jackson Purchase Energy customers are being asked to be on alert for a phone scam.

Some customers are receiving calls warning them that their power will be disconnected “within the hour” if payment is not immediately paid. The caller then asks for payment via pre-paid credit card.

Jackson Purchase Energy says they do not collect payment that way. If they call someone about past due balances, payment would taken via the website or at the office.

If you get a call like this, you are asked to hang up and report the call to local police and to Jackson Purchase Energy at 800-633-4044.