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An officer with the Wetumpka Police Department will be suspended for two days without pay following an internal investigation that shows he reportedly harassed a student at the More >>
An officer with the Wetumpka Police Department will be suspended for two days without pay following an internal investigation that shows he reportedly harassed a student at the request of her father on August 7th.More >>
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Britain's Home Secretary Theresa May says the country has raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe, but says there is no specific threat.More >>
Prime Minister David Cameron says he'll introduce new laws to combat terror suspects, pledging to seize passports to fight what he described as an extremist threat more dangerous than any previously seen.More >>
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An outdoor learning lab at Coosada Elementary School in Millbrook has created a science lesson no one planned to teach.As many as 12 snakes have been spotted over the last week. In the hall and even sunbathingMore >>
An outdoor learning lab at Coosada Elementary School in Millbrook has created a science lesson no one planned to teach.More >>
MARLBORO COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Marlboro Electric Cooperative has received many reports this week from Marlboro County citizens concerning phone scammers who are pretending to work for Marlboro Electric and demanding immediate payment to prevent service disconnection.
"Marlboro Electric does not contact citizens or customers asking them to share personal information over the phone. We will not contact you by phone, text or email to discuss the termination of service or ask you to share your account number or password," said John Powers, Manager of Information Systems and Public Relations. "In addition, do not assume you can trust caller ID to let you know where the caller is located. Scammers are using new technology that disguises their actual location."
The scam callers instruct consumers to pay money instantly using a third-party pay system, such as a pre-paid debit card available at many local convenience stores and pharmacies, to avoid having their electricity disconnected. The caller often instructs the consumer to provide the serial code listed on the card immediately or to call a toll-free number to deliver the serial code listed on the card.
Cooperatives are instructing members to call local law enforcement if they are contacted by someone suspicious asking for electric bill payment and threatening to disconnect service.