Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NC Attorney General warns of scammers posing as Duke Energy

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s attorney general is warning Duke Energy customers to watch for a new phone scam in which the caller claims the customer’s power bill is overdue, according to a recent press release.

Attorney General Roy Cooper said the scammers are calling Duke Energy customers saying their power will be cut off if they don’t pay their bill immediately.

“Scammers continue to make calls threatening consumers and small businesses to pay up or lose power, and we’re concerned that the cold weather will give their threats extra force,” Cooper said.

Cooper says “Duke Energy” shows up on the caller ID and the victims are told to pay their bill by putting money onto a prepaid card.