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New phone scam reported in Midland

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MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

Another phone scam is going around town.

This time, the scammer is posing as an electric company.

We spoke with one local business owner, who said she got a call from someone claiming to be with ONCOR.

The caller said her restaurant was behind on her electric bill and if she did not pay them in the next 30 minutes, her lights would be turned off.

That restaurant owner decided to call her energy company herself before she started forking over the money and found out she was the sixth person on Friday to almost fall victim to the scam.

So if you get a call from someone demanding money, make sure they're the real deal.

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