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City Light & Water warns of scamming

Eagle River Light & Water Utility recently warned customers to be wary of callers who claim to be from the utility requesting immediate payment for a bill or meter.

In one instance in Wisconsin, a caller told a small-business owner that he had to pay a $499 deposit that was past due for a new meter or else he would have his electricity shut off, according to utility Manager Patrick Weber.

“What’s more, the caller asked that the business owner buy a prepaid debit card to make the payment,” he said. “These scams take advantage of business owners by calling them at busy times.”

In other instances, callers targeted residential customers,

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 4:37 PM

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