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Nebraska Public Power District warns of robocall scam

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Posted at 4:07 PM, Jul 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 17:07:30-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) says a series of robocalls have gone out to Nebraskans throughout the state Wednesday, showing a caller ID number for the Beatrice Power Station. The recording threatens callers with having their power shut off.

NPPD believes the scammers are spoofing this caller ID in order to make the scam call appear more legitimate. Many Nebraskans are calling the Beatrice Power Station back to question the call.

The recording provides an 800 number to call back to pay the overdue bill.

NPPD says the call and number are not legitimate and it's an attempt to scam people into paying a fake bill. NPPD only communicates with overdue customers by mail and no one should make any payments if contacted by phone.