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Power Company Warns of Scam

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The following is a press release from Dixie Electric Power Association: 

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Dixie Electric Power Association has received call from its members, reporting a telephone scam.

Dixie Electric's Petal office received three reports from members who received phone calls from an individual who said that the members' power would be disconnected if they didn't call back within 45 minutes with a number from a prepaid credit card or gift card. One of the alleged scammers specifically requested a gas gift card.

Dixie Electric does have an automated call system, but would not request personal identifying information or credit card numbers from its members. This would be information that a member would input at the time he/she made a payment. Any member who receives a call should not give out any information and call Dixie Electric to verify it, or call police authorities.

Dixie Electric Power Association serves 38,035 accounts in a seven county area in south Mississippi, including Jones, Wayne, Perry, Forrest, Covington, Clarke and Jasper counties. You can reach Dixie Electric at 601.425.2535, 601.583.1131, or 601.735.2072 online at dixieepa.com or on Twitter at @DixieEPA.

 

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