Officials warn businesses of Georgia Power scam

Officials warn businesses of Georgia Power scam

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - The State Attorney General is warning Georgians that scam callers are hard at work, and crooks claiming to be from Georgia Power are targeting businesses.

Dougherty County Sheriff's Investigators say several Albany businesses have been targeted by a telemarketing scam.

The con artists call and threaten to shut off the business's power unless a payment is made immediately.

Georgia Power officials say they never call about late payments and warn businesses to not be fooled.

"But it's a slick operation. And the number that they call, it sounds like it could be a power company. Sounds like it could be Georgia Power," said Jay Smith, Albany area Georgia Power manager.

State and Georgia Power officials say don't trust calls demanding payment.

You can call the real Georgia Power at 888-660-5890 and verify if there is an issue.

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