Police: Scammer targeting Duke Energy customers - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Police: Scammer targeting Duke Energy customers

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The Milford Police Department is warning the public about a reported scam involving individuals calling businesses claiming to be with Duke Energy.

Authorities said the caller identifies himself as John Thomas and requests back payment to avoid shutting off the business' electric. He instructs the business owner to purchase a Green Dot prepaid card to send a payment.

Police said the call is a scam and victims should contact the department immediately to file a report.

Those who have already fallen victim to the scam should contact Ohio Attorney General Consumer Fraud at 1 (800) 282-0515 or file a complaint on the Ohio Attorney General website.

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