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Scammers posing as Duke Energy in attempt to steal bank data

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Scammers posing as Duke Energy in attempt to steal bank data

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The caller claims to be from Duke Energy, telling the person they have two past due bills and they are going to cut off power for non-payment. It’s a scam.

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning about a scam going around where thieves are posing as Duke Energy in an effort to steal people’s banking information. 

The sheriff’s office posted on Facebook, saying the thieves are using the phone number 877-448-6321 and threatening to disconnect utility service for non-payment. They then tell people they have two past due bills that aren’t showing in their system and you must make a one-time payment immediately. 

Catawba County officials said if you call the number back, the scammers will claim to be Duke, but they aren’t affiliated with Duke Energy in any way. 

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Duke Energy told the sheriff’s office they send letters and do not call customers for disconnected services or billing issues. 

‼️DUKE ENERGY SCAM📵

Beware of scam going around using the phone number 877-448-6321. The caller claims to be Duke…

Posted by Catawba County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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