The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) recognizes Utility Scams Awareness Day presented by Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) on Wednesday, November 16th. The purpose of the campaign is to help educate consumers about how to spot and prevent utility scams. UUAS is an association of over 150 electric, water, and natural gas utilities in the U.S. and Canada united to help avoid imposter scams.

Imposters can target anyone, but they often take advantage of customers who are elderly, non-English speaking, or live in areas that have been affected by a natural disaster. Scammers often pretend they are representatives of utility compani