Murfreesboro Gas Station Clerk Told to Pay Electric Bill Or It Will Be Cut Off in 30-Minutes

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The scheme to defraud people by way of suggesting their electric bill is overdue has taken a new turn. The most recent scheme played out with a phone call to a gas station on South Church Street.

The caller told a gas station clerk that the electricity would be cut off in 30-minutes if they don't fork over $1,498 and .29-cents. The person on the other end of the line told the clerk his name was Marcus and that he is with Middle Tennessee Electric. What's interesting is that Middle Tennessee Electric is not even the electric provider for the Murfreesboro business. The caller told the gas station employee that they needed to purchase a gift card from Kroger and call them back with the card account number. That “call back” never took place and the clerk didn’t cough up the money and instead called the police.

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