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BBB issues warning on utility scam

BURNSVILLE - The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota has issued an urgent warning to businesses and consumers about a scam claiming that President Obama will pay their utility bills through a new federal program.

Consumers have been contacted through telephone calls, fliers, social media and text messages with the claims. This bogus offer has is now making its way through Minnesota and North Dakota.

If contacted with such claims, individuals and businesses are encouraged to contact the BBB at 800-646-6222 or at