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Utility scam hits WPS customers

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(WAOW) -- Wisconsin Public Service is warning customers to look out for scammers.

"Our call center is receiving calls from customers who are being contacted by these scammers on a daily basis," according to a news release from WPS.

WPS leaders say scammers are pretending to be from the collection department.
    
The scammers tell customers their power will be shut off within 45 minutes unless they pay.

WPS says it would never ask anyone to meet them to pay a utility bill.

If you have any questions, you can contact the WPS at 1-800-450-7255.

You can also call Consumer Protection at 1-800-422-7128.  


Tips from WPS
http://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/home/scam.aspx
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