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Co-op business customers targeted by scammers

KEYSTONE HEIGHTS-Clay Electric Cooperative is warning its commercial accounts and business owners to be aware of scams being attempted by persons who demand immediate payment of delinquent bills.

The most recent scam attempts occurred last week in Putnam and Lake counties.

“Someone called a grocery store owner and said their bill was past due and payment was needed immediately,” said Palatka District Member Relations Representative Derek Hembree. “In another incident, the owner of a Chinese restaurant was called and told that payment was required immediately or the power would be shut off.”

Both fraud attempts failed when the business owners called Clay Electric’s Palatka District office and inquired about their bills.

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