LIPA warns about new billing scam

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is warning customers about a new nationwide billing scam.The scam claims that President Obama will pay customers' utility bills

WOODBURY - The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is warning customers about a new nationwide billing scam.The scam claims that President Obama will pay customers' utility bills through a new federal program. According to the utility, people are being contacted in person, through fliers, social media and text messages about the fake plan.Scammers then get money from their victims by claiming to need their Social Security and bank routing numbers.

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