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Power scam aims to scare customers into payment

Crow Wing Power reported one of its commercial accounts received a call from a person with a foreign accent demanding the customer bring $1,500 to Walgreen’s or his power would be disconnected in 15 minutes.

The caller said the customer’s payment wasn’t received and he needed to pay in order to avoid disconnect.

“Needless to say, the business owner called us and we verified it was a scam,” said Char Kinzer, Crow Wing Power public relations manager. “We always send disconnect notices and give a phone call when someone is in arrears. Never give out credit information over the phone.”

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