If you get a knock at your door from someone who was dressed as a representative from a utility company, you’d probably open up. They have one request – pay your bill or lose power.

But don’t do it, says the Better Business Bureau, it’s probably a scam.

Of course, no one wants to lose power in the summer, winter, or ever. Scammers are preying on your fear of losing power to get you to pay up.

It’s known as the “utility scam” and the BBB and some power companies are reminding people that this is occurring right here in Southwest Florida as a part of “Utility Scam Awareness Week.”

Bryan Oglesby is with the BBB of West Florida. “Scammers imposter, they spoof and pretend to be your local utility company, calling you claiming that you have not paid your bill, use high-pressure tactics getting you to act now,” Oglesby…

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