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“Scam Utility Calls” on the rise in 717 area code

“Scam Utility Calls” on the rise in 717 area code


A DEVASTATING FIRE IN YORK. WHAT EMERGENCY CREWS FACED WHEN SAVING THIS WOMAN. BRIAN: THE CALL BLOCKING COMPANY HIYA SAYS UTILITY SCAM CALLS ARE UP 109% IN THE 717 AREA CODE. HIYA SAYS IT ANALYZED MORE THAN 3.5 BILLION PHONE CALLS AND TEXTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND FOUND THE HARRISBURG AREA IS EIGHTH IN THE NATION FOR AREAS THAT APPEAR TO GENERATE THESE SCAM CALLS. THE 8 ON YOUR SIDE TEAM HAS BEEN WARNING NEWS 8 VIEWERS ABOUT THESE UTILITY SCAMS FOR YEARS. THE SCAM CALLER OFTEN CLAIMS THAT THE UTILITY NEEDS TO CONFIRM YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, OR THAT YOU ARE BEHIND ON PAYMENTS AND MUST SEND MONEY IMMEDIATELY OR HAVE YOUR POWER CUT OFF. THE RED FLAGS TO REMEMBER TO KEEP YOU SAFE. NO UTILITY CAN SHUT OFF YOUR POWER FOR NON PAYMENT. BY LAW, IN PENNSYLVANIA, YOU GET TO SET UP A PAYMENT SCHEDULE.

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