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Scammers pose as Ameren Illinois workers, dupe victims out of hundreds

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(KMOV) – Granite City authorities are warning residents after scammers posing as Ameren Illinois workers duped at least three people into sending them hundreds of dollars.

According to police, the scammers called local small businesses and convinced workers to send them money to keep the lights on.

Police say this is the latest example of an old-school scam in which the caller will demand anywhere from $500 to $1,400.

Ameren Illinois reps says Ameren Missouri customers have fallen victim to the ploy as well.

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