Contact Us

Calls From (504) 355-8293 Are a Scam

Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Don’t get scammed! Lafayette Utilities Systems (LUS), Cleco and SLEMCO have reported receiving calls from consumers reporting they are receiving calls from a New Orleans area number, (504) 355-8293. The callers, claiming to be collections agents from LUS and SLEMCO, are actually scammers looking to steal credit card information and/or other banking information. They are asking for credit card payments over the phone to stop disconnections of utility services, even though the customers are not behind on their payments.

The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana reports one LUS employee said she talked to the scammers and verified they did not work for her company. After she asked to speak to a supervisor, the person she was speaking with abruptly hung up the phone. The LUS employee then called the scammers back and told them to stop calling LUS customers. She also told the scammers that she was turning their phone number over to the police and filing a report.

The same phone number was reported in July and August as the cut-off department for Entergy and the Southwest Power and Electric Company in Texas.

These scammers are calling on both individuals and businesses.

Best of KTDY

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KTDY Winners Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KTDY Winners Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.