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I & M warns customers about scam involving Social Security numbers

MICHIANA – I & M released new information about restoration efforts following Saturday’s storms and also warned about a scam.

I & M reported Monday night that they have restored power to 99 percent of Indiana customers and about 86 percent of Michigan customers.

Crews were still working hard to complete restoration in the two states.

The numbers as of 9 p.m. are below:


LaPorte County: 150

St. Joseph County: 100


Berrien County: 2,100

Van Buren County: 100

I & M estimated that the remaining customers should see restoration by 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The company also warned customers about a scam involving Social Security numbers.

They received reports that some customers have been contacted by someone falsely claiming to be a part of the company.

The scammers were apparently asking for Social Security numbers before services can be restored to people.

I & M said that they will not ask for Social Security numbers related to calls about power outages.

Customers who have any questions should call the Indiana Michigan Power Customer Service. Michigan customers should call 800-311-6424 and Indiana customers should call 800-311-4634.

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