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O.C. Police: Beware of Calls From Phony Electric Companies

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OCEAN CITY, Md. – The Ocean City Police Department is reporting a recent increase in phone scams involving callers posing as electric companies.

Police said scammers are placing calls to local businesses, claiming to be representatives from Delmarva Electric and Baltimore Gas and Electric and urging them to pay balances of at least $1,000 using a Reloadit prepaid card by the end of the day. According to officers, the scammers are threatening to shut off service if the businesses do not comply. Two numbers being used by the scammers are 844-834-2554 and 800-685-0123, but additional numbers may be used.

The department is reminding residents that any legitimate power company will never endorse or require a specific form of payment. If this does occur, officers recommend you hang up and contact the company directly, especially if the caller has requested immediate payment.

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