This was posted on the Center Precinct Facebook Page and I wanted to pass this Georgia Power scam alert on to you:
Please share this information about Scams from Ga Power. Please tell a friend: Scammers are at it again!
More than 70 customers -- residential AND business -- have told us in recent weeks how they were called by impostors threatening power disconnection if they do not pay over the phone with a "Green Dot" or other type of gift card they are instructed to purchase. Once the card numbers are given, the caller and the customer's money are gone.
Don't be a victim! Please call us at 888-660-5890 (800-253-1077 en Español), or local police, if you receive any such call.
To view GA Power's press release on this issue, see http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/26/ga-georgia-power-tips-idUSnPNCL69351+1e0+PRN20130826