PES Energize Warns Citizens About Scam
Posted on August 17, 2012
PES Energize Officials would like to pass along this scam warning…A Clarksville resident reported someone claiming to be a CDE Lightband representative approached them about collecting equipment from their home or paying a fee for equipment.
According to a press release from CDE Lightband, the person approached the residence in the Tudor Lane area identifying himself as a CDE Lightband employee. The suspect told the citizen he was there to retrieve a Wi-Fi box or accept $500 for the equipment.
The suspect is between 5-foot-8 inches and 5-foot-10 inches tall, has auburn or red-tinted hair, a small belly and was approximately 30 years of age, according to the release. The suspect was wearing navy blue pants and a khaki-colored shirt with three buttons and the CDE Lightband logo on the left side at the time of the incident.
The suspect also had on a tool belt with tools and a badge clipped to his shirt. He was driving a white utility type truck with the CDE Lightband logo and website on the side of the vehicle.
As a general rule, PES Employees never collect equipment, account information, or any type of payment in the field without first contacting the customer and scheduling an appointment.
As a rule no payments are taken in the field. This scam has not happened in Giles County but our customers should be on the lookout for it, said PES Energize Officials.