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Phone scam is targeting Pee Dee churches

January 4, 2019

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- A phone scam that targets churches is making the rounds in the Pee Dee.

“Darlington County Sheriff’s deputies have received multiple reports of a telephone scam targeting local churches. Individuals are calling churches claiming to be a representative of Duke Power. The callers are telling church leaders the church has failed to pay the power bill and power services will be disconnected,” according to a release issued by the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office.

The telephone number being called from is 877-280-3295. Also, the caller is giving a call back telephone number of 800-777-9898.

“If you receive this telephone call, hang up immediately. The customer service telephone number for residential Duke Power customers is 800-452-2777 and for business customers 866-582-6345,” according to the release.

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