Report Telephone Scams

Telephone requests for payment using credit or money cards to avoid shut-off are not from Austin Energy or City of Austin Utilities Customer Care.

  • Our representatives never ask customers for credit card information or to purchase money cards over the phone.
  • We will never ask customers to make a wire transfer.

What to Do

If you receive a phone call to purchase a money card, give credit card information, or are asked for a wire transfer to pay a utility bill, hang up and dial 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000 to report the incident immediately.

If you suspect a phone call might be a scam, call the City of Austin Customer Contact Center at 512-494-9400 to verify your utility account status.

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Last Updated: 4/25/16

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