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Posted: Tuesday, 22 July 2014 3:10PM

AEP, St. Joseph Public Safety Looking Into Attempted Scam



Indiana Michigan Power and the St. Joseph Department of Public Safety are looking into an attempted scam that happened Monday. A business owner received a call from someone claiming to be from the power company demanding immediate payment using a prepaid "green card" from Walgreens. Indiana Michigan Power spokeswoman Erica Putt says they don't operate that way.

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She adds that unfortunately, these scams happen and some people get swindled.

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The business owner was told they were going to have their power shut off in 45 minutes unless they paid up.

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There are, however, several places you can go to pay your power bill with cash. Putt says those include Hardings in St. Joseph and D & M Supermarket, Kartar Foods, C&C Bus Station and Walmart in Benton Harbor.

   

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