Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Electric Service is advising customers to be aware of two recent incidents involving people claiming to be with the utility.
Over the weekend, four men in a gray pickup truck showed up at a home stating they were a NES tree trimming crew. The men said they would cut down several trees at a cost to the customer. The four men later entered the home after asking to see the fuse box.
Nashville Electric says that all NES crews, including contactors, have clearly marked vehicles. Tree trimming crews will never need to enter your home to see a fuse box and will never remove trees for a fee.
The second incident involves an automated telephone recording claiming to be from NES. The message states that the customer is past due on their account and needs to make a payment over the phone using a credit card.
NES says they do not call customers regarding overdue accounts or to request a payment. If you suspect a scam, please call NES at 615-736-6900 to verify the person’s claims or to report an incident.