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news Alexandria, 56308
Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

An old scam is making the rounds again: A caller claiming to be from Alexandria Light and Power is calling Alexandria residents and businesses saying that their electricity bill payment is past due.

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The caller tells their intended victim that they must arrange for payment immediately. In one case, a local business was told to go to a local convenience store to wire the money.

This is a scam.

Al Crowser, the general manager of Alexandria Light and Power, said that ALP does not do business this way. If customers fall behind on their payments, they are sent a letter, not called, and they are given time to make a payment plan.

ALP has received three inquiries about the scam in the last few days and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has also fielded a few calls from potential victims.

Those with any questions about their billing are encouraged to call ALP at (320) 763-6501.

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