DTE Energy: Scammers hitting restaurants and businesses - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

DTE Energy: Scammers hitting restaurants and businesses

Posted: Updated:
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (WJBK) -

Two West Bloomfield businesses have fallen victim to a scam.

Carol Low, who has owned the Golden Crown for 30 years, says a guy called saying he was from DTE Energy. He told her she owed $900 or they were going to cut her line. Not willing to take a chance, Low paid up.

The same thing happened to Farhan Najar, owner of La Marsa - except his scam cost him nearly $7,000.

VIDEO: Fox 2's Alexis Wiley talks to the two business owners


Wiley also talked to Michael Lynch, the Director of Security for DTE Energy. He says scammers are hitting up restaurants all over the country, and if your business is next - don't fall for it. DTE Energy always gives notice at least 30 days notice in advance of possible power shut-off.

For more information, you can call DTE Energy's help line at 1-800-477-4747, or go to dteenergy.com.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Easter Sunday benefit for Steve Utash and crime victims

    Easter Sunday benefit for Steve Utash and crime victims

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:46:19 GMT
    Since his near death beating by a mob, family, friends and total strangers have rallied around Steven Utash. The latest show of support was on Easter Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church in Detroit.
    Since his near death beating by a mob, family, friends and total strangers have rallied around Steven Utash. The latest show of support was on Easter Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church in Detroit.
  • Wanted suspect arrested for high profile crimes

    Wanted suspect arrested for high profile crimes

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:43:01 GMT
    A wanted suspect connected to serious crimes in Metro Detroit is now in custody. Ray Slayton, 47, was arrested Sunday morning at a hotel in Warren on felony drug charges.
    A wanted suspect connected to serious crimes in Metro Detroit is now in custody. Ray Slayton, 47, was arrested Sunday morning at a hotel in Warren on felony drug charges.
  • Recall: Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners

    Recall: Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:36:39 GMT
    Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners' packages.
    Kraft Foods is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may contain Classic Cheese Dogs in the Classic Wieners' packages.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices