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Weakley Co. sheriff issues advisory about electric company scam

WEAKLEY COUNTY, TN (KFVS) -

If you live in Weakley County, Tennessee, make sure you don't fall for a scam involving your electric company.

Officials say several Weakley County residents have received phone calls from people claiming to be with the Weakley County Electric Company. 

The caller states that a survey flyer was sent about billing evaluation, and the resident did not answer the questionnaire.

As a result, the caller says they now owe $750 which must be paid in 30 minutes to keep the electricity on, payable through a wire transfer.

Weakley County Sheriff's Department says this is a scam, as the electric company will never contact you via phone about your bill.

The electric company will accept credit cards and debit cards for payment on their website or you can pay with a check with cash or with a money order at their office, but do not accept wire transfers.

If you get one of these calls you're advised to not give out any personal information.

If you get a call and think you do owe money on your electric bill, simply hang up and call the Weakley County Electric Company, at (731) 587-9521.

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