Federal Communications Commission warns of utility scams this winter

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(WISH) – Utilities warn people to be wary of scams this winter.

The Federal Communications Commission is warning folks to be especially wary of scam calls as we head into winter.

The fraudsters prey on people, telling them their heat may be shut off and ask for credit or debit card numbers.

The FCC said don’t answer calls from unknown number and if you are unsure, to hang up and call the number on your utility bill.

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