SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. -
The Better Business Bureau and Georgia Power are warning people about a scam, promising that President Barack Obama will pay utility bills with a new federal grant.
Washington said she thought Obama passed a law that provided credits to help her and others pay their utility bills, she told Thomas.
Investigators said the scammers ask for people's
"I didn't think it was a scam because they are not asking for personal information," Washington said.
After falling for the scheme, she called her friends to tell them about it.
"I'm just apologizing about it. I hope they understand it was a mistake," Washington said.
Georgia Power also hopes their customers did not make the same mistake, according to a recording.
Georgia Power warns customers to hang up and call the phone number on their