Oncor warns against scammers

Oncor Electric Delivery recently received several reports of imposters calling customers and requesting payment by phone in Odessa, Midland and surrounding areas.

An Oncor press release stated customers should beware of anyone who either calls requesting a payment to prevent power from being disconnected, or who asks permission to enter a home.

Oncor representatives will never request payment directly from customers to prevent power from being disconnected, the release detailed, and have no reason to enter a home to perform work, as they deliver the electricity, but do not directly sell it to homes and businesses.

Customers are advised that, should they be called or approached by anyone claiming to be an Oncor representative, to ask for photo ID, do not let them in their house, and to call 911 if they are fearful for their own safety.

Anyone who is approached by someone claiming to work for Oncor can call 888-313-6862 to confirm their identity or report suspicious behavior.