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#StopScams: Alerting and Educating Customers

Part of a 7-webinar Raising Awareness of Public Power Webinar Series. Learn what public power utilities are doing to educate and alert customers about potential scams.
October 2, 2018
2:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern

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Webinar Description

2 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern

Impostors seem to target utility customers with new phone, in-person, and online scams every day. It takes a concerted effort to alert customers and save them from fraud. Learn what public power utilities are doing to educate customers and get new ideas for combating scams. Connect with your peers and get customizable resources to quickly alert your customers of potential scams. Explore how you can participate in Scam Awareness Week and join the national movement to educate customers about scams.

This is the second webinar in the Raising Awareness of Public Power Webinar Series designed to help you raise awareness of public power in your community.

Series Description

As competition evolves in new and different forms, it’s more important than ever before to share the unique benefits of public power with multiple stakeholders. Whether in times of storm or calm, several easy, low-cost outreach initiatives can help you build lasting community trust and goodwill. Learn how utilities like yours are engaging audiences through different communication channels and community involvement. Up your game on outage and scam communications. And get best practices in employee communications. Our series of seven webinars is designed for utilities of all sizes, at any level in the communications journey.


  • Sheri Givens, Executive Director, Utilities United Against Scams
  • Melissa Seifen, Communications Supervisor, Anaheim Public Utilities
  • Tim Trudell, Senior Media Relations Coordinator, Corporate Communications, Orlando Public Utilities Commission

Registration/Fee Information

This is the second of seven webinars in the Raising Awareness of Public Power Webinar Series

Individual webinar: $99 for Association members; $199 for nonmembers

  • Click here to register for the #StopScams: Alerting and Educating Customers webinar. 

The seven-part series (includes two free webinars): $495 for Association members; $995 for nonmembers

  • Click here to register for the 7-part series.
  • Webinars are recorded and available for playback, in case you miss the live version. 


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