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Crooks posing as NV Energy workers try to scam customers

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Crooks posing as NV Energy workers try to scam customers

By Rikki Cheese. CREATED Mar 24, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A scam Action News warned you about months ago is making a comeback.

Crooks impersonating NV Energy employees are calling customers demanding immediate payment by credit card, electronic means, or else.

Lauri Gibson's employee got that threat at her Jersey's Mike's Subway shop on Monday.

She said the caller claimed, "Your power's going to shut off in half an hour if you don't pay your Nevada Power bill. And I said, Irwin, I pay my bills on time. As a matter of fact, I made three Nevada power payments this weekend. One for my home and two for the store."

NV Energy said the company only bills by mail, or you can pay online. You will not get a phone call.

If a scammer does contact you, you can ignore the call, contact local law enforcement, or notify NV Energy's Customer Service Department.

Rikki Cheese

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Rikki Cheese is currently an anchor and reporter for Action News.