McDowell Co. deputies warn residents about Duke Power scam


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MCDOWELL, N.C. (WSPA) – McDowell County Sheriff’s Office officials said residents should beware of a new scam supposedly involving a utility company.

Deputies said a man has been calling residents to say that they need to purchase gift cards in order to get an upgraded power meter.

β€œDuke Power doesn’t operate this way,” Capt. Shanon Smith said. β€œThey wouldn’t require someone to go to the store and purchase a gift card to get upgraded equipment. Please do your research. Get a name and number of the employee. Require proof that they are who they say they are.”

If you have questions or concerns, call the sheriff’s office at (828) 652-2235.

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