Small Business Scam Alert: Scammers Threaten to Shut Off Your Power, Water or Gas

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During the busiest time of your workday, you get an urgent call. It’s the electric company. Pay your late bill now, or they’ll cut off your power.

Don’t pay. It’s a scam. It’s not the utility company on the phone. It’s a scammer trying to trick you into paying them. How can you tell? The caller wants you to pay by wire transfer or with a gift card. No matter the story, that’s a sure sign of a scam.

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