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Ithaca Police warn of NYSEG, Craigslist scams

Ithaca Police say they continue to receive complaints of scams involving NYSEG utility bills, IRS payments and Craigslist apartment rentals.

The NYSEG phone scam involves a caller telling the victim that their utility bill is overdue, and that payment must be made over the phone in order to avoid having their power shut off.

The Craigslist scam involves a person listing what appears to be a vacant apartment. The caller is told that there is significant interest in the apartment, and the only way to reserve it is to send money via Western Union immediately.

Ithaca Police ask anyone who has received such a call to report it to the department.

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