NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Nashville Electric Service customers are the latest target of scam artists.

NES is warning that scammers are claiming the customer’s account is overdue and payment is required immediately.

The scammers are even able to spoof or alter the name on the Caller ID so it displays the NES name and phone number instead of the number they are actually calling from.

The scammers will usually try to intimidate the customers into buying a pre-paid debit card and call a toll free number to make the payment.

NES said it does not provide payment through a toll free number and if anyone calls threatening to cut off your power if you don’t pay, hang up immediately. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

>> Click/tap here to download our free mobile app. <<

Copyright 2019 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.