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ComEd scam: Impersonators are trying to steal personal info to rip you off, utility company warns

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CHICAGO (WLS) — ComEd impersonators may be trying to trick you into giving up your electric account and banking information. They could be flooding your inbox, knocking on your door or calling you.

ComEd says impersonators are trying to get your personal information to rip you off.

“It made me feel unsettled that they had that sort of information and it made me worried for the more vulnerable people that might actually get scammed,” says Northbrook resident Susan Harrison, who got a call from a con artist claiming to be from ComEd. “They had the last four digits of my account, they had my address, they had my name and that was enough for me to believe them.”

They told her that her electricity would be shut off that day if she didn’t make a payment immediately.

“I told them that I had auto pay and they said that their bank changed,” Harrison said. “I told them I would give them my Visa. They said they couldn’t take it that, I had to give them my bank…

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