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SCE&G warns customers of phone scam

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 9:19 PM
Last updated 9:59 PM
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Scam artists called South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. customers Wednesday demanding immediate bill payment or risk having their service disconnected.

According to a company statement, SCE&G warned other customers to be aware of phony callers posing as SCE&G employees.

SCE&G reminded customers that the company never calls customers demanding payments. Payments are only accepted at SCE&G business offices, by mail, online or through the SCE&G’s phone payment provider, BillMatrix.

The company said customers receiving suspicious calls can call the SCE&G customer service line at (800) 251-7234 for verification. Any customers victimized by the scam artists should contact local law enforcement.

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JRC2024
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JRC2024 02/16/12 - 10:11 am
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Tell them you are ready to

Tell them you are ready to make the payment and that they can meet you at a mutual place but have law enforcement make the payment for you then arrest the scammer.

doglover123
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doglover123 02/16/12 - 10:13 am
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This sort of thing happened

This sort of thing happened to me last year with T-Mobile. Someone called, said he was with T-Mobile and that I had a past due balance (which I didn't) and that if it wasn't paid right then, when the call was ended, my phone service would be disconnected. I handed the phone over to my husband and I called T-Mobile using our other cell phone. They confirmed that it was a scam and told us to ask him to prove that he was with them by telling my husband what the amount of my last payment was. He told my husband that he didn't have access to that info. My husband asked him that if he didn't have access, how did he know that we had a past due balance. The guy hung up on him.

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