BOISE, Idaho – IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power are alerting the public and potential job applicants of the most recent scam to hit the area.
“All scams are terrible, but this one is truly despicable,” said Idaho Power Human Resources Leader Angelique Keavney. “The unknowing participant goes from thinking he or she has a new job and supplying information for a background check, to learning they’ve been targeted once their identity or bank accounts are compromised.”
Some job postings were listed on Craigslist, but Keavney warned that this morning there was one on the State of Idaho’s Department of Labor website. That one has since been removed.
“Idaho Power is certainly a desirable place to apply for a position,” she said. “It’s extremely unfortunate that someone would prey on people who are seeking employment. We encourage applicants to visit our Careers page for legitimate listings on idahopower.com.”
If someone is the victim of a scam, he or she should file a police report and then contact the Attorney General’s office at 334-2424, or toll-free at 1-800-432-3545.
About IDACORP, Inc.
Idaho Power, headquartered in Boise, Idaho and locally operated since 1916, is an electric utility that employs more than 2,000 people who serve more than 500,000 customers throughout a 24,000-square-mile area in southern Idaho and eastern Oregon. With 17 low-cost hydroelectric projects as the core of its diverse generation portfolio, Idaho Power’s residential, business, and agricultural customers pay among the nation’s lowest rates for electricity. IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE: IDA), Idaho Power’s independent publicly-traded parent company, is also headquartered in Boise, Idaho. To learn more, visit www.idahopower.com or www.idacorpinc.com.