Police: Scammers posing as Georgia Power representatives

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News; Valdosta Police
January 10, 2017

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- The Valdosta Police Department has received multiple complaints by residents of Lowndes County regarding a phone scam.

According to VPD, the scammers have been calling residents and claiming to be from Georgia Power. The caller advises the resident that they are behind on their payments and demands their debit or credit card information or else their electricity will be disconnected. Several victims have mistaken the scammers for actual Georgia Power representatives and given their financial information over the phone.

It was reported that some of the scammers have called from an “844” phone number.

VPD Lieutenant Bembry says, "If you receive a call such as has been described, DO NOT give out any financial information. Instead, contact your local utility provider and confirm your billing information."

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