Roanoke, VA - Appalachian Power is warning small business owners in our region about a scam. The utility says some businesses have received calls from scam artists posing as Appalachian Power representatives.
The caller tells you they'll disconnect your service if you don't pay. Sometimes they'll direct victims to buy prepaid debit cards to make the payment. The company says it does not demand payment in this manner, and if you get a call like this-- hang up and call Appalachian Power's toll free number of police.