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Lewes Board of Public Works Warns of Phone Scam

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LEWES, Del. - The Lewes Board of Public Works is warning residents of a new phone scam, targeting customers. General Manager of BPW, Darrin Gordon said customers are being told by the caller that they either have delinquent bills they must pay or an additional deposit that must be made immediately. 

Gordon said that the caller threatens to shut off the power, if the payments are not made.

"This is a scam," said Gordon. "And it's not coming from the BPW. The BPW does not do disconnects after 4:00p.m. weekdays." 

Gordon said that the police have been notified of the scam. 

This type of scam has been occurring to other utilities as well, so BPW is urging people to be skeptical, whether they're a customer of the BPW or not. BPW is also telling people to never give out personal information, credit card, or banking information over the phone.

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