An email scam has targeted Anchorage electric customers of the city-owned utility Municipal Light and Power, the company said Tuesday.
Sent via email to at least one person, a fake offer of a $1,000 Visa credit card tried to entice customers into giving away their personal information in an identity theft scam, according to ML&P.
An ML&P employee received the solicitation and, knowing the utility had no such offer, reported it to higher-ups, said company spokeswoman Ronnie Dent.
There were no other reports, Dent said, but the potential scam matches similar tactics seen by utilities in the Lower 48, she said.
Any suspicious emails claiming to be from ML&P can be reported to the company's service desk at 263-5340, by sending an email toAskML&P@muni.org or in person at 1120 East First Ave.