Attorney General Mike DeWine is urging Ohioans to watch out for utility scams, after dozens of complaints from Ohioans who received unsolicited calls about lowering their energy rates.
DeWine says the caller claims to represent a utility company and demand payment, two people have reported losing almost $800 each after the unsolicited phone calls.
DeWine says his office has received at least 80 complaints since July 1 about callers claiming they can lower the consumers' natural gas rates. Fluctuating Summertime temperatures and high bills can make it difficult for consumers to determine whether a call is legitimate.
DeWine is reminding consumers to check with their utility companies before they give out any personal information over the phone.