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Duquesne Light Warns Ross & West View Residents of Scam

Duquesne Light says the elderly are often the target.

Duquesne Light officials are warning Ross Township  and West View Police  to be aware of a potential scam targeting its customers.

A few customers have reported receiving calls stating that if payment isn’t made immediately, their service will be terminated the same day. The callers are also 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 customers receive one of these calls, the company asks that they hang up and call Duquesne Light at 412-393-7100, as well as alerting Ross Police at 412-931-9070 or West View Police at 412-931-2800.

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Nina Lyons January 18, 2013 at 04:28 PM
there are also these calls that the person says.. "get your light bill and give me your number... I am going to give you a discount" I hung up on them.. but they are trying to switch you... its pretty bad. Older folks may not understand this...

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