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AES Ohio warning consumers about potential utility scams WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio [Video]

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MIAMI VALLEY — AES Ohio is warning consumers to be careful of any utility scams.

>>RELATED: Sheriff’s office issues warning about recent phone scams

This is part of National Consumer Protection Week.

AES Ohio says that scammers continued to use “sophisticated tactics” and threaten disconnection unless an immediate payment is made with a prepaid debit card, gift card, cryptocurrency, or other third-party payment mobile apps, according to a spokesperson.

They will also make AES Ohio’s phone number appear on the caller ID, even when the call is not coming from AES Ohio.

“Scammers can be convincing and often target those who are most vulnerable, including senior citizens and low-income communities,” the spokesperson said. “They also target small business owners during busy customer service hours.”

>>RELATED: Area police department issues warning about recent phone scam

AES Ohio listed potential signs of a scam:

AES Ohio is asking customers to notify them if they receive a call and are not …

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