BBB: Phone scam targeting Kentucky businesses

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Better Business Bureau is warning Central Kentucky businesses about a phone scam.

According to the BBB, scammers are calling business, posing as a Kentucky Utilities employee and threatening to send a technician over to shut off the power if they don’t receive payment by phone right away.

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At least two Lexington businesses have been targeted.

The BBB says both businesses called Kentucky Utilities and were told they owed no money and that the first phone call was a scam.

Kentucky Utilities says it will never call and threaten to shut off power, demand payment or ask for a credit/debit card number or any other personal identification.