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Duquesne Light Warns PIne-Richland Residents of Phone Scam

Callers tell customers their service will be cut off on the day of the call if they don't pay their bill.

Have you gotten a phone call from Duquesne Light telling you that your service will be terminated that day if payment is not made immediately? 

Duquesne Light officials are warning Pine-Richland customers to be aware that such a call is a scam.

The callers are directing customers to purchase "pre-paid" type credit cards to pay off the alleged amount.

Duquesne Light does not call customers on the day of a scheduled termination for non-payment, nor does it ask customers to purchase these pre-paid type payment cards.

If a customer receives one of these calls, the company asks that they hang up and call Duquesne Light at 412-393-7100, as well as alerting Northern Regional Police Department, 724-625-3156.

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Michael Dwells January 18, 2013 at 05:04 AM
that was the same call I got last week. This lady claimed it was my final warning before my service was discontinued. Said I had unpaid phone bill and it was long overdue. I told her I paid my bills on time and never missed a payment. As a matter of fact, I just spoke with the telephone company rep yesterday about my phone plan and she never mentioned anything about unpaid bill. The caller hung up.
Michael Dwells January 18, 2013 at 05:06 AM
I reported the phone number to http://www.callercenter.com and posted a complaint about the caller. In just about 2 days, 7 other people posted a response and said they got calls too.
Cindy Cusic Micco January 18, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Thanks for the info, Michael. Kudos to you for reporting the scammer.

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