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Utility scammer contacts local REA member

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A growing telephone scam is affecting utility customers across the country, including Runestone

Electric Association members.

The scam involves telephone callers claiming to be from a utility


company and then employing a variety of techniques to defraud customers. Some threaten

customers with disconnecting electric service to their home or business if they don’t make a

payment immediately.

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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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