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Utility officials: Never provide personal info over the phone

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Utilities throughout the state along with the Attorney General's Office are warning customers about phone scams.

Electric Power Association officials note a caller in one scam asked the victim to provide personal bank account information as well as a bank routing number to pay off the victim's electric bill.           

Other utility officials say another scam promises federal stimulus money for utility bills in exchange for a customer's personal information.

If you suspect a scam, you're asked to call the Consumer Protection Division of the Mississippi Attorney General's office, toll free, at 1-800-281-4418.

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