Police warn of scam in Centre County

Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa. - The Bellefonte Police Department is warning people about a scam.

Police say the victim got a call from someone claiming to be from West Penn Power. They were told they had 45 minutes to pay a bill with a credit or debit card or their electricity would be shut off.

Authorities are warning this is a very complex scam, that involves a realistic callback number.

If you get a similar call, you should contact West Penn Power and also call police.

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