DTE Energy: Scammers hitting restaurants and businesses

DTE Energy: Scammers hitting restaurants and businesses

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (WJBK) -

Two West Bloomfield businesses have fallen victim to a scam.

Carol Low, who has owned the Golden Crown for 30 years, says a guy called saying he was from DTE Energy. He told her she owed $900 or they were going to cut her line. Not willing to take a chance, Low paid up.

The same thing happened to Farhan Najar, owner of La Marsa - except his scam cost him nearly $7,000.

VIDEO: Fox 2's Alexis Wiley talks to the two business owners


Wiley also talked to Michael Lynch, the Director of Security for DTE Energy. He says scammers are hitting up restaurants all over the country, and if your business is next - don't fall for it. DTE Energy always gives notice at least 30 days notice in advance of possible power shut-off.

For more information, you can call DTE Energy's help line at 1-800-477-4747, or go to dteenergy.com.

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