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Scammers claiming to be Georgia Power reps target Savannahians

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Mitchell Waters, a Savannah man, received two calls on Sunday afternoon. He usually doesn’t answer calls from unknown numbers, but this time he did.

“She told me she represented Georgia Power and said that my bill was past due and that I should talk to someone to get it up to date, otherwise my power would be cut off,” Waters said.

Once he heard it was his power company calling, Waters thought it was important to listen. But it soon became clear to him that it was a scam call.

“They convinced me actually that they were representatives of Georgia Power and that’s why I wanted to listen to hear what they had to say,” Waters said. “He wanted my personal information – social security number, debit card number, all that business. Of course, I don’t give that out to anybody.”

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