HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Coast Electric is urging its members to be on the lookout for a person claiming to be a meter reading contractor.
Company officials said the suspected scammer knocked on a customer's door on JP Ladner Rd. in northwest Harrison Co. The person posing as a contractor was driving a van, and the tag number has been turned over to authorities.
April Lollar, a spokeswoman with the company, said members should never let anyone claiming to be a meter reader inside their home, unless they made an appointment for a home energy audit.
Lollar said Coast Electric employees will always be in a marked vehicle, wear clothing with a company logo and should be able to provide identification upon request.
If someone suspicious tries to enter your home or property, Lollar says don't let them in, and call local authorities.
If you have any questions or concerns, call Coast Electric at 1-877-769-2372.