Our customer service department received an automated call this morning asking the representative if she wanted to save 20% on her utility bill,  it then instructed her to press a button to check her eligibility.  Our savvy rep didn’t fall for it!!!

McPherson BPU is not running any promotions like this.  If you receive a call like this hang up and do not give any of your personal information.

If anyone ever calls and claims to be with the McPherson Board of Public Utilities, and demands payment immediately, or asks for sensitive information HANG UP.   Call the BPU at (620) 245-2515  to inquire about anyone contacting you about your bill or claiming to be from the McPherson BPU.

Be aware and remember these tips:
• Never give anyone personal information, such as your social security number (including the numbers on the back of your social security card), bank account number or credit card number and never purchase and send a prepaid card to someone, unless you initiated the conversation and you are confident the transaction is legitimate.
• If you receive a call from someone claiming to be with your utility company asking for payment, hang up and call the utility’s customer service number. BPU customers can email us or call (620) 245-2515.
• If you have already provided information to someone making this offer, contact your bank and the three national credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, immediately.
• If someone pressures you to provide personal or financial information, hang up right away. Notify the police department at (620) 245-1200.
• Check on elderly relatives and friends, often targets of such schemes, to make sure they have not fallen victim to this fraud.