For more information, contact:
Tina Potthoff, Media Relations Manager, at 515-281-2585
Tim Grabinski, Director, Communication Planning, at 515-281-2343
DES MOINES, Iowa – (Nov. 1, 2012) – MidAmerican Energy Company is warning the public about an unsolicited credit line offer that may target employees or customers of the company.
An individual affiliated with MidAmerican Energy recently received a mailing from Five Point Capital advising the recipient to call an 800 number to confirm receipt of a lease card and activate an account. The mailing included an FPT Platinum Equipment Lease Card with the person’s name and MidAmerican Energy Co. printed on the card. The mailing stated that the person had been prequalified for a lease line of credit up to $100,000, and once the card was activated, the card could be used to finance new or used equipment from a vendor of the person’s choice.
MidAmerican Energy employees and customers are advised that the mailing has no connection to MidAmerican Energy. Customers are advised to become fully informed in relation to unsolicited offers and to not provide personal information or respond to the sender without performing research on their own.
If a customer receives a suspicious call, mailing, email or other type of unusual contact or offer from a person or company claiming to be from or working on behalf of MidAmerican Energy, the customer should contact local law enforcement authorities immediately. Customers also should call MidAmerican Energy at 888-427-5632 to report the incident and seek assistance.
MidAmerican Energy Company, Iowa’s largest energy company, provides electric service to 732,000 customers and natural gas service to 714,000 customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. It is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa. Information about MidAmerican Energy is available on the company’s website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via www.midamericanenergy.com.