Scammers are getting more aggressive and creative in their attempts to steal your money.
St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri is warning its customers of several new scams underway:
They include posing as Ameren employees and threatening to disconnect service unless they make an immediate payment, usually through a cash app or prepaid card.
Some have found a way to mask their calls so that the word “Ameren” shows up on a victim’s caller I-D, but they then ask the customer to call a different number to make a payment.
Others are using social media posts, saying that a charity will pay off their utility bills if they make an immediate partial payment.
Ameren, which has about 1-point-2 million customers in Missouri, says to NEVER trust anyone seeking immediate payment or who demands you go out and buy a prepaid card to use for payment.