(Juno Beach, FL, Thursday, November 14, 2019) – Florida is famous for beautiful beaches. It’s also a target for scams.

Scammers are pocketing cash throughout Florida by preying on customers using all sorts of sophisticated tactics, such as saying they’re representing reputable companies like Florida Power & Light.

FPL employees will never come to your home unannounced, ask for your personal information unsolicited or call you threatening to shut-off your power unless you pay with a prepaid card.

Commissioner Rick Swearingen from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement explains what to do if you think you are being scammed.

SOUNDBITE:

SCAMMERS ARE CLEVER. NEVER SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION. IF YOU GET A SUSPICIOUS CALL, HANG-UP AND DON’T CLICK ON LINKS OR ATTACHMENTS FROM SUSPICIOUS EMAILS OR TEXT MESSAGES. CALL THE COMPANY USING THE NUMBER AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR UTILITY BILL WITH QUESTIONS AND CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT IF YOU THINK YOU’VE BEEN A VICTIM.

Learn more on defending yourself against scams at FPL.com/protect.

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