PPL warns consumers of fraudulent telemarketing calls, door-to-door sales

Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:51am EDT

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.,  March 19, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Corporation on Tuesday
(3/19) echoed the  Pennsylvania  attorney general's recent warning to customers
to beware of telemarketers or door-to-door salesmen claiming to be PPL
employees.

The corporation said neither PPL Electric Utilities nor PPL EnergyPlus engage in
telemarketing or door-to-door sales for the purpose of encouraging residential
customers to switch energy suppliers.

"Customers should beware of these false claims and avoid sharing personal
information with these individuals," said  Daniel J. McCarthy, vice president of
Corporate Communications and Community Affairs.  

PPL EnergyPlus is an unregulated subsidiary of PPL Corporation that offers
residential  and business electricity supply in select markets, but does not
engage in telemarketing, robocalls or door-to-door sales for the residential
market.

PPL Electric Utilities is a separate subsidiary of PPL Corporation and its
regulated electric distribution company in central and eastern  Pennsylvania.
While PPL Electric Utilities employees or contractors may, on occasion, have
reason to visit customers' homes, these visits are most often in response to a
customer request related to their electric service and are not for the purpose
of asking customers to switch energy suppliers.  

All PPL Electric Utilities employees and contractors carry identification. You
should ask to see identification before opening the door.  

If you have doubts at any time about a caller or visitor claiming to represent
PPL, call PPL Electric Utilities at 1-800-342-5775 or PPL EnergyPlus at
1-888-289-7693. Customers who suspect they've been the target of a scam should
call their local police department.

PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL), with annual revenue of more than  $12 billion, is
one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. The PPL family of
companies delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in 
the United States  and  United Kingdom, owns more than 18,000 megawatts of
generating capacity in  the United States  and sells energy in key U.S. markets.
More information is available at  www.pplweb.com.  

SOURCE  PPL Corporation


Ryan Hill, PPL Corporation, +1-610-774-5997

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