ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi chapter of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) BBB is warning of a utility scam targeting Mississippi Power customers.
John O’Hara, president and CEO of BBB Mississippi, reports that these type of scams will move from utility company to utility company and spread throughout our state. These scams will also move from utility company to utility company throughout any given area.
“This is the same scam that we had seen during the summer, and with our recent cold snap scammers are using this as an opening to worrying people that there power will be turned off.
“The scammers call consumers to inform them that their utility bill is past due and their service is about to be disconnected. Then they offer several different ways for you to pay electronically, such as using a Green Dot MoneyPak card. These types of payments should be treated like cash and there is no way to retrieve money once it is used.
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