This is the phone number for Duke Energy. This was an automated courtesy call advising the homeowner that the date of meter reading and billing cycle will be changing on the next bill. This is accurate information as the same information was provided on our most recent Duke Energy Bill that was sent in the mail.
A word of caution, though. When I googled this number, I came across a Fraud Alert that is posted on the Duke Energy website. Apparently there are people misrepresenting themselves as employees of Duke Energy or contractors for Duke Energy. They are scamming customers through various means: claiming that service will be cut off immediately if an account is past due or offering to "help" pay balances. Duke Energy advises calling them to verify these types of calls and/or to report to the police. What a world.