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LES warns customers of scams

LINCOLN — Lincoln Electric System is asking customers to beware of scams. The utility has received reports from customers in the Lincoln area who received calls from scammers spoofing LES’ mainline, 402-475-4211, and threatening to turn off power within 30 minutes if payment for their utility bill is not received.

LES does not collect payments from customers in person at their homes or businesses, nor do we call customers demanding immediate payment. LES uses final notices on bills for delinquent accounts and door hangers for service terminations. Never give financial or account information to someone who calls or emails you. LES will only ask for that information to confirm your information when you call the utility directly at 402-475-4211.

If you think you’ve been contacted by a scammer, do not give them any information; call the attorney general’s office right away. If you did provide information, please call the police department’s nonemergency telephone number to report it.

To verify the status of your LES account, visit LES.com. You also can call 402-475-4211.