CINCINNATI, Ohio (WDTN) – Duke Energy is warning customers about a phony phone call.
It is similar to an alert Dayton Power and Light issued earlier this week.
Someone is calling Duke customers, telling them to make a payment or face disconnection.
You are told to make the payment with a pre-paid debit card or collect cash.
The thieves then drain the debit card.
Duke Energy says they will never ask customers with delinquent accounts to purchase a pre-paid debit card to avoid disconnection.
If you are unsure about the phone call, hang up and call police or Duke Energy to verify the call.