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GRU customers warned of potential scams

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Gainesville Regional Utilities is warning its customers of ongoing scams concerning energy surveys. Customers have reported getting calls from an individual posing as a GRU employee. There have also been reports of a person coming to customers’ homes and asking for access inside to conduct a survey.  GRU Spokesman Lewis Walton says this is unfortunately all too common this time of year.

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He says there are some easy ways customers can watch for fraud.

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He says if residents have any reason to be suspicious of an individual claiming to be from GRU, they can contact the company’s offices for verification.

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Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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