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Danville Utilities says phone scammer calling businesses, demands bill payment

The company says businesses are being targeted.

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DANVILLE, Va. – Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a payment scam threatening businesses.

The phone scam says the businesses' services would be disconnected if their utility bill isn't paid.

The person calling is claiming to be with the Danville Utilities Department.

The business is then asked to provide a credit card number in order to make a payment.

Danville Utilities adds that it does not contact customers by phone and demand payments.

The company reminds customers to never provide personal information, such as credit card numbers, over the phone to someone you don't know.