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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

We're working to protect you and your money from con artists. We've got several scam alerts Wednesday night.

Over the last few days, someone posing as a representative with Crisp County Power has been calling customers telling them they need to pay money immediately or their services will be cut off.

They want customers to pay through a green dot money account.

"What we're trying to tell customers, that if they do receive a call like this type, to hang up and if there is any question about their power bill, to call Crisp County Power directly," said Ben Gray, Sgt., Crisp County Sheriff's office.

The crooks have been using online sites to spoof their number, so on your caller i-d ,it looks as if the call really is coming from Crisp County Power.

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