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Scams target utility customers

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Nancy Parsons-Landmark News Services

Duke Energy and Lynches River Electric Cooperative are warning their respective customers to be on the lookout for two new identity theft scams.

Duke Energy District Manager Rick Jiran said one that’s sweeping the nation claims President Barack Obama will pay utility bills through a new federal program.

Jiran said consumers are being asked for personal information including their birth date and Social Security number and are given instructions on how to make a utility payment.


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