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Fri. 2:25pm: DeWine warns of scams

October 11, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

COLUMBUS - The state's top cop is warning restaurants to be on the lookout for utility scams.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned that Ohio restaurants have been targeted by scams where callers threaten to shut off the restaurant's power unless it provides immediate payment.

At least four restaurants have filed reports of the scam since July, and two reportedly lost approximately $500 to $800 to the scam, according to a release from DeWine's office.

"Scams are often underreported, so it's likely that other businesses have been affected," DeWine said.



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