Martin County Sheriff warning that scammers are threatening to turn off your electricity
Martin County, Fl (treasurecoast.com) -Scammers calling people threatening to shut down your power if you don’t pay are happening throughout the area. Please don’t fall for it. Make sure to let your family and friends know it’s a scam.
Protect yourself from scams, fraud and impostors
Warning: Scammers are aggressively targeting utility company customers across Florida and the rest of the country using sophisticated tactics to pocket quick cash. We continue to help provide our customers information on the most commonly used scams and how you can protect yourself by partnering with more than 100 utility companies across the country and sharing the latest scam-related information.
Some of the most common scams include:
- The caller pretends to be a Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) employee and insists your account is delinquent. Caller ID may even falsely display our number and appear to be FPL.
- The caller threatens to turn off power to your home or business within an hour if payment isn’t made immediately, and may even claim a truck is on the way.
- The caller demands immediate payment only with a prepaid card or wire transfer and provides a call back number that mimics our customer service line.
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