Beware of “no-cost solar” scam!

Photo of “no-cost solar” scam letter.

Tampa Electric has become aware of a new scam being perpetrated against our customers. This scam includes the suspicious letter pictured here that appears to have our logo on it and a pitch for “no-cost solar.” The letter requests personal information, such as birthdates and phone numbers. It’s very convincing, but it’s NOT from Tampa Electric. We will NEVER ask for a spouse’s name or birthdate. If you receive this letter, do NOT respond, dispose of it properly and share information about this scam with your friends and neighbors.

Please note that Tampa Electric does NOT:

  1. have a partnership with any solar company.
  2. have preferred solar companies.
  3. work with or partner with solar installers.
  4. currently sell solar panels or batteries to customers.

As your friends and neighbors, we care about your safety – including your safety from scams. That’s why our legal team is taking appropriate action against this company.

Remember that scammers are always trying new tricks so be wary of anyone asking for personal information or demanding payment.

For more information about protecting yourself from scams, visit our Scam Alert page.