Georgia Attorney General Warns About Georgia Power Telemarketing Scam

Telemarketing Scam
Posted at 3:25 PM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-29 15:25:00-05

GEORGIA (WTXL) - Georgia Attorney General Chris Carrn is warning the state's residents about a telemarketing scam affecting some Georgia Power users.

Carrn said that scam artists have been posing as representatives from Georgia Power and threatening to shut off the business' power unless a payment is made immediately.

They then provide a toll-free number to call to set up the payment.

The attorney general advised consumers that they can avoid these scams by remembering that Georgia Power will never ask you for a pre-paid debit card, bank information, or credit card over the phone.

If you get a call, even if it seems legitimate, hang up and call Georgia Power directly.