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Power bill scam hits St. Augustine businesses

7:11 AM, May 16, 2013   |    comments
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ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The St. Augustine Police Department has issued a telephone scam warning to local businesses.

A man identifying himself as Steven Martinez, claiming to be a representative of Florida Power and Light, has called at least three different businesses in St. Augustine. 

In his calls, Martinez has allegedly stated the power bill is past due and will be cut off within the next hour the business does not send money, according to a press release from the St. Augustine Police Department.

Martinez, according to police, encourages businesses to pay their alleged past due bill through Money Pack Cash Scratch Off from a local CVS, Walmart or Walgreens. It is reported Martinez calls from 904-677-2019.

Fortunately the businesses Martinez has allegedly victimized did not forward any money, the release detailed.

If you receive a call about your electric service you should initiate a call to FP&L and verify that your account is in default. Martinez is allegedly calling from 904-677-2019.

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