COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's top prosecutor is warning utility customers not to fall victim to a telephone scam.
Attorney General Alan Wilson is taking part in a news conference Thursday at South Carolina Electric & Gas Co.'s Metro Crew Quarters in Cayce.
Wilson's office says utility customers all over the state have reported getting phone calls from people claiming to be utility employees. The scammer warns the customer that they're late on their utility bill or might need a new meter, and that their electric service will be cut off if they don't pay immediately.
The scammer then tells the customer to buy a prepaid debit card and call back with the numbers on it.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.