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LIGHTS OUT ON UTILITY SCAM

LIGHTS OUT ON UTILITY SCAM

You are warned about a utility scam making the rounds. Scammers are posing as a local utility company in order to demand money for supposed late payments or required upgrades.  We should be on the lookout for threatening calls about their gas or electric accounts and hang up on anyone who demands an immediate payment on behalf of the local utility provider.

DATCP Consumer Protection Hotline has received more than two dozen reports in the last day about these phony calls. The crooks threaten call recipients with disconnection of services unless an immediate payment is made, and some of the scammers mentioned a work order number, truck number, and phone number to make their story seem more legitimate. Again, this is a scam. Hang up.

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