EPB Says Scammers Are Targeting Customers

Thursday, October 17, 2013

EPB officials said they want to ensure all of EPB customers’ accounts and personal information remain safe as a widespread scam reaches Chattanooga.

Several business customers have reported to EPB they have gotten calls from people claiming to be with EPB and that immediate payment must be made to prevent their power from being disconnected. The imposter instructs the customer to purchase a MoneyPak (reloadable debit card) at Wal Mart, Walgreens, CVS or Rite Aid, and then call back with the account number from the card.

This is a scam. EPB never calls customers asking for payments to be made with pre-paid debit cards.   

Similar incidents have also been reported in Knoxville, Nashville and in Alabama. The Better Business Bureau has issued an alert, which can be viewed at http://www.bbb.org/blog/2013/04/hang-up-on-new-utility-bill-phone-scam/  Report any incidents like this at 648-1372.  



Huey And Cobra Rides Delayed

Due to inclement weather in Atlanta the Huey and Cobra Rides being hosted by the Hixson Flight Museum will be delayed.  Weather permitting, rides will begin Saturday at 1 pm.  If the weather does not cooperate rides will be Sunday starting at 1 p.m.  The rides will take place at the Hixson airport (Dallas Bay Skypark) 1824 E Crabtree Road.  The Museum ... (click for more)

Sangria On The Southside Is Two Weeks Away

La Paz Chattanooga will be hosting its 6th annual signature fundraiser, Sangria on the Southside, on Friday, May 2, at the Lindsay Street Hall from 7-11 p.m. To mark the 10th anniversary of its founding as an official 501(c)(3), the nonprofit organization aims to make this year's Sangria on the Southside the biggest yet, said officials. "We're very excited to be celebrating our ... (click for more)

Shots Fired During Armed Robbery At Rossville McDonald's

Shots were fired during an armed robbery at the McDonald's on Rossville Boulevard on Friday morning. At approximately 6:15 a.m., Chattanooga Police responded to a robbery at 4502 Rossville Blvd. at the McDonald’s.  Investigators discovered that two masked suspects entered the McDonald’s. One suspect fired a round into the ceiling and then ordered everyone to the ... (click for more)

Soddy Daisy May Begin Effort To Allow Wine In Grocery Stores; Concussion Forms Required For Sporting Events; WWTA Chided For Causing Potholes

The Soddy-Daisy Commission is considering taking steps to allow wine in grocery stores now that Tennessee state lawmakers have voted to lift restrictions. To have the law appear on the next ballot for a vote, Mayor Janice Cagle said a petition with an amount of signatures totaling 10 percent of the number of voters in the last general election will have to be collected. Commissioner ... (click for more)

State Moving Forward In Educational Improvements

The State Collaborative on Reforming Education released the following statement from President and CEO Jamie Woodson regarding the 2014 legislative session in Tennessee and HB1549/SB1835, which passed the General Assembly Thursday: After a year of extensive public and legislative conversation regarding higher academic standards and related strategies to improve student learning, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Some Really Funny Tweets

I am not on Twitter so I don’t tweet. Difficulties with my right hand don’t even allow me to text and when you blend in the fact I am now a bonafide senior citizen, it is ample reason for me to live a life where I am lacking in what otherwise might be achieved through social networking. Twitter has done real well without me. It is one of the 10 most visited websites in the world; ... (click for more)