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Consumers Energy scammers are back, Mich. Attorney General warns

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – In April, News 10 told you about scammers posing as Consumers Energy representatives to trick people into handing over their money. Now, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is reissuing a Consumer Alert, as scammers are once again impersonating Consumers Energy to target Michiganders.

Nessel’s office said several Michiganders have complained of someone cold-calling customers and threatening to shut off their power if the person doesn’t pay off a balance within 30 minutes. However, this is a utility imposter scam that attempts to rush the customer so that they don’t have time to think before giving the scammer their money.

If the story sounds familiar, that’s because it is. A similar scam targeted DTE Energy customers late last year, and Consumers Energy customers earlier this year. It’s a variation on the classic scammer’s tactic of convincing the target that they are in some sort of trouble and must pay to get out.

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