In August of 2019, Nixa Utilities began using an automated notification system which generates phone calls and/or text messages to alert customers when their account is past due.
We know that occasionally scammers may call Nixa residents pretending to be government agencies or utility companies, so here are some tips on how to know the difference between our authentic calls and any scammers who may pretend to be us.
- Scammers are humans who pressure you to make payment before the end of the call. Nixa Utilities calls are made by an automated system which cannot take payment over the phone, and these calls are only meant to remind customers that their account is past due.
- Scammers ask for payment in the form of gift cards. Nixa Utilities will never ask for payment in the form of gift cards.
- Scammers will tell you there is no other way to make payment other than on the phone “right now”. Nixa Utilities reminds you of other ways you can pay, such as at our office, online at Nixa.com, or by hanging up and calling 725-3229.