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Scammers are targeting Minnesota Power customers. Con artists are calling Minnesota Power customers with demands for immediate payment of a past due electric bill or the power will be disconnected within the hour if no payment is made. Various directions are given for payment – prepaid money cards from Walgreen’s or CVS, electronic funds transfer through a “MoneyPak” payment system, routing and check numbers from your bank account or credit/debit card numbers.
Minnesota Power doesn’t want you to fall victim to this scam. As a reminder:
If you believe you’re a victim of a scam, you should notify the proper authorities, such as local police or state attorney general’s office. If you believe your Minnesota Power account has been affected, please call 1-800-228-4966 to speak with a Minnesota Power Customer Information Representative.
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