The Ohio Gas Company has sent an alert to Northwest Ohio customers concerning another scam circulating.
The scam entails a caller posing as an Ohio Gas employee threatening to shut off gas unless an immediate payment is made using a pre-paid debit card such as Visa, MasterCard or MoneyGram Express Bill Pay card. Although Ohio Gas may phone customers to remind them that a payment is past due, these are typically automated calls asking you to call their office during business hours.
Ohio Gas officials say that when you receive a legit call from Ohio Gas, they would explain how a payment can be made using one of their many payment options.
If you receive a call demanding immediate payment using a specific option, please contact Ohio Gas at 1-800-331-7396.