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Scam warning from Florence Utilities

Scam warning! Scammers targeting Florence Utilities customers are threatening to disconnect service.
Credit: Florence Utilities
Florence Utilities

FLORENCE, Ala. — Florence Utilities is warning customers about a phone scam.

The utility says the scam demanded payment and threatened disconnection. Please be advised that Florence Utilities will NOT call customers to ask for payment information over the phone. If you have any concerns about your utility account, please call our Customer Service at 256-760-6512. 

If you are ever have a question about a scam call or someone at your door, call the Florence Police Department at 256-760-6610 or 911. 

This is not the only scam targeting people in the Tennessee Valley. 

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office al wants you to beware of a phone scam. They say the scammer identifies himself as Deputy Sheriff Mark Andrew and asks you to wire money through Dollar Generals and Walmarts to avoid being arrested.

A real law enforcement officer will never contact you for monetary wire transfers.

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If you receive one of these calls, hang up and call police.

ADPH, Alabama's Medicaid Agency, and the state attorney general warn about scams offering COVID vaccines and testing.

The Alabama Department of Public Health and Alabama Medicaid Agency have received reports of people being contacted at their homes being offered COVID-19 vaccinations at home. 

The organizations said people falsely claiming to be employees of the Medicaid Agency are contacting recipients by phone or in-person offering free COVID-19 testing.

Attorney General Steve Marshall, along with State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris and Medicaid Commissioner Stephanie McGee Azar, are warning that this is a scam and if you are contacted for free in-home COVID-19 testing or vaccinations end contact immediately.                                                      

If you are approached with this scam, you are asked to report such calls to the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-392-5658 or send an email to ConstituentAffairs@AlabamaAG.gov.

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