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Businesses Targeted by Scammers Claiming to be Franklin PUD

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, WA - Franklin PUD says scammers are targeting business over the phone once again.

The PUD says 5 businesses got calls Thursday night, where scammers left messages claiming to be from Franklin PUD, saying if the customer didn't call back in the next 20 minutes their electricity would be shut off. Similar scams also happened back in March and April.

If you get one of these phone calls, call police and report the number the call came from. 

Since these scammers are calling after the PUD is closed, you should also call the Franklin PUD the next day and report it. 

Keep in mind, Franklin PUD does make courtesy calls, but only after several notices in the mail.

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