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OG&E warning customers about debit card scam

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OKLAHOMA CITY – OG&E has a new warning for customers and it deals with a prepaid debit car scam targeting utility customers across the country.

Scam artists are posing as electric company employees.

They call customers to tell them they are behind on their bill.

The customers are told to purchase a “Green Dot” prepaid debit card or other type of reloadable debit card.

The scammers tell them to load the card with money and then provide the card number to them to avoid having their electricity shut off.

Customers have been targeted in 12 states including right here in Oklahoma.

OG&E officials said they will not contact a customer over the phone and ask them to buy a prepaid debit card, or ask for a customer’s credit card number over the phone.

They also don’t send employees to a customer’s home to collect payment.