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Utilities are raising awareness about scams

When a scammer called Florida pet clinic operator Cindy Evers last year and demanded immediate ­­payment on an overdue electric bill, it sounded real.

    “They knew my account number and gave me a figure that I owed that’s close to what I usually pay on my electric bill,” Evers said. She paid, even though, in the back of her mind, she knew her payment wasn’t late.

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