Scam Alert | In Our Community | Mississippi Power | A Southern Company

Working to Protect You and Your Information

You can count on us to take the utmost precautions to secure your personal information and make you feel safe. In fact, your safety and security are our highest priority.

Things you should know when doing business with Mississippi Power:

  • Mississippi Power will never send an employee to your home or business to collect payment.
  • Our employees will never call or visit you and request your personal or financial information.
  • If an employee has a service-related reason to visit, they will ALWAYS:
    • Wear a Mississippi Power uniform or apparel with logo.
    • Arrive in a Mississippi Power vehicle with our logo.
    • Present a photo I.D. with the Mississippi Power logo.
    • If you have reason for concern or suspect a problem, please call Mississippi Power to verify I.D. at 1-800-532-1502.

Unauthorized Phone Calls or In-Person Collection Visits

Criminals have been known to call or visit customers, claim that the customer's account is past due and that their electricity will be disconnected if they do not provide payment immediately. Often, the customer is asked to purchase a pre-paid debit card and provide the account number on the card. With access to the account number, the criminals use the money on the pre-paid card for their own benefit. Both residential and commercial customers have been victimized by this unethical tactic. Criminals, operating in Mississippi and other parts of the Southeast, have frequently targeted senior citizens or those speaking English as a second language.

Mississippi Power does not call or visit customers to ask for personal or financial information like a credit card, debit card, banking information or social security number over the phone.

If you suspect that someone has attempted to obtain your personal or financial information, please contact us immediately at 1-800-532-1502. Representatives are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you suspect that someone is coming to your home or place of business impersonating a Mississippi Power employee:

  • Call your local police immediately.
  • Call Mississippi Power at 1-800-532-1502.
  • DO NOT let the individual inside your home or business.
  • DO NOT go outside with the individual.
  • DO NOT provide them with your account number or any personal or financial information.

Protecting Your Information

Mississippi Power protects and secures your personal and financial information using industry standard safeguards like firewalls and secure socket layers (SSL) to encrypt and protect sensitive transmissions. Although no security system is fail safe, we strive to protect your information from loss, misuse alteration or destruction.