I heard from a friend a few minutes ago that there’s also a Duke Energy scam happening–happened to her but she didn’t take the bait. Someone came to the door of her business and said that DE was going to cut off her power unless she called another number and made a payment.
I hope people will understand that bottom line–the IRS, Duke Energy, telephone companies, cable companies, local/state/federal governments do not communicate via phone for serious situations.
A resident reported that “Officer Kevin Price with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office” called to report that she missed a federal grand jury appearance and to call a number, 919-437-1709. When you call, you are asked to start giving them gift card or ATM account numbers.
In speaking with the Sheriff’s Office, they are aware of the scam as many residents have been contacted in this matter.
Please be aware that these scams are going on and law enforcement is never going to ask you stay on the phone and give out your personal account information.
If you think that it might be a scam of have questions, feel free to give us a call to check.