Sheriff warns of phone scammers posing as Duke Energy employees


Clarendon County Sheriff Tim Baxley is warning Clarendon County residents of a scam involving people calling and identifying themselves as working at Duke Energy.

The caller informs the resident his or her power bill is past due and advises the person to wire money.

Some callers even know the exact amount of the power bill.

Residents who receive a call like this should hang up and not send any money.

Duke Energy will invoice you through the mail - never over the phone.