The Ohio Gas Company is warning about a scam that has targeted customers. The scam involves a telephone caller posing as an Ohio Gas Company employee threatening to shut off gas unless an immediate payment is made using a pre-paid debit card such as a VISA, MasterCard or MoneyGram Express Bill Pay card.
Although Ohio Gas may phone customers to remind them that a payment is past due, these are typically automated calls asking you to call the office during business hours. When calling the office it would be explained how a payment can be made using one of many payment options.
If you receive a call demanding immediate payment using a specific option, you are asked to contact Ohio Gas at 800-331-7396.