Winston County Sheriff's Office reports phone scam

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.