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NPPD warns customers against scammers targeting the Norfolk area

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NORFOLK, NE. (KTIV/US92) -

A Norfolk, Nebraska public power supplier is warning it's customers against a scam artist that has recently been targeting customers in the Norfolk area.

The warning from Nebraska Public Power District came last week.

Most of us are familiar with the warning not to give out sensitive information, like your credit card number, over the phone.

That warning is definitely true in this case.

NPPD officials say an individual has been calling district customers, saying they are collecting for a past due amount or that there was no signature on a check or payment.

The caller then asks the customer for immediate payment with a debit or a credit card.

A spokesperson from NPPD told us that, as a policy, the district does not ask for debit or credit card numbers.

No further information about the scam artist, or if this person has been apprehended, has been released, however public power officials say anyone who receives a call of this nature is asked to contact NPPD at their customer care center at 1-877-275-6773.

They're also asked to make contact with their local law enforcement center.

 

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