DOUBLE SPRINGS - It has come to the attention of the Winston County Sheriff's Office that there is a scam underway in our area. Several businesses have received phone calls with someone claiming to represent Alabama Power stating that the recipient must go to a Dollar General store and purchase a money order and then send it to a specified address to avoid having their power turned off. The calls have taken place primarily on the East side of the county at this time. This is a scam. Sheriff Tommy Moore ask that if you receive one of these calls please do not follow through. One additional note: The Sheriff's Office believes the phone numbers the scammers are using are being spoofed so that at least the number may look legitimate. However, it is not.