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Don’t Get Shocked – Beware of Electricity Scams. Know How to Spot Them | Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

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A combination of the pandemic, this past winter and the upcoming summer have caused a serious spike in scams targeting customers of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL).

The scams involve predators posing as representatives of the utility company calling households and threatening to turn off the lights unless the bill is paid immediately.

“Anyone and everyone, from senior households to small-business owners, is at risk of being targeted,” said Monica Martinez, of Utilities United Against Scams, in a South Florida Sun Sentinel story titled “About your unpaid FPL bill: That caller might be a scammer.”

Do not be fooled. The…

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