UPDATE: A phone scam you may have heard before is circling back through Dade County.

Last October, Channel 3 reported about scammers who were acting as Georgia Power Agents and saying residents had 30 minutes to send them money or their power would be turned off.

The Dade County Sheriff's Office says if you are not sure if it's a scam, call Georgia Power at 1-888-660-5890.


PREVIOUS STORY: The Dade County Sheriff's Office says they have received complaints from residents who've been called by people claiming to be a local power company.

The caller claims to be from Georgia Power, and tells the recipient they have 30 minutes to send them money, or the power to their home with be disconnected.

If you receive one of these calls, authorities remind residents to not pay or share personal information with the caller.

They also advise that you should immediately hang up and contact Georgia Power via the phone number listed on your bill to verify the status of your account.