PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
We are alerting all Georgia residents to a phone scam about late power bills. A local business has reported being targeted by a caller posing as a Georgia Power representative attempting to collect on a past-due bill, while threatening to disconnect service. The caller instructed the intended victim to head to a nearby grocery store and deposit a sum of cash into a MoneyPak card and then provide him with the number on the card. The perpetrators of this type of scam assume the identity of a local utility provider, usually the power company. These callers are not representatives of Georgia Power or MoneyPak/Green Dot. The phone number of the caller was 877-285-1778.