Franklin PUD is warning of a telephone scam targeting its customers.
Customers have reported receiving collection calls from individuals claiming they work for Franklin PUD who say the customer is three months past due on their electric bill and needs to make an immediate credit card payment to keep their power on.
Franklin PUD does make collection calls after customers have received a "late bill payment due" notice in their monthly statement. If customers do make a payment by phone, Franklin PUD gives them a confirmation code.
If customers are unsure if a call is from Franklin PUD, they should hang up and call Franklin PUD customer service at 547-5591.
Benton PUD issued a similar warning to its customers last month.