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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

FREDERICKTOWN - The FPD has received four complaints from local businesses and residents who have become the victims of an ongoing AEP (American Electric Power) scam.

AEP Ohio never demands immediate payment, never insists on a prepaid credit cards and never asks you to meet them in a non-authorized payment location.

Follow these tips to recognize scams and help keep you safe:

*If you're told your account is past due, check your account's status online.

*Only make payments to authorized AEP Ohio agents or through AEPOhio.com.

*AEP employees are always willing to show their company ID.  Just ask.  If in doubt call AEP at 1-800-672-2231.

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