Kinston Public Services warns customers of scam

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KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Utility customers in Kinston are being warned about a new scam making the round.

Kinston Public Services, the utility department of the City of Kinston, sent a warning to customers that scammers are calling customers claiming to be the utility company. They say the scammers are telling customers there is a problem with their account, and that they need to pay or they will have their lights turned off.

The utility company advises you to immediately hang up if you receive a call like this. Kinston Public Services say they’ll never call asking for immediate payment.

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