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Piedmont Natural Gas reminds its customers and communities to be vigilant about avoiding utility scams

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With this week being the 20th anniversary of National Consumer Protection Week, Piedmont Natural Gas is again taking the opportunity to educate its customers and communities on how to avoid being victims of utility scammers.

"Given the many ways people can fall victims to scams, this is a message that simply can't be shared too often," said Jared Lawrence, vice president of meter services and Piedmont Natural Gas customer operations, and executive chairman of Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS). "Scammers are becoming more sophisticated with each passing year, so consumers must continue learning new ways to protect themselves."

UUAS has made available a Consumer's Guide to Imposter Utility Scams, which provides descriptions of the many scams that target utility customers and tools they can use to protect themselves. This guide can be found on the coalition's new website, utilitiesunited.org.

Common scam tactics

How to protect yourself

For more information on how to spot a utility scam and protect personal information, visit utilitiesunited.org.

About Piedmont Natural Gas

Piedmont Natural Gas, a North Carolina corporation, is an energy services company whose principal business is the distribution of natural gas to more than a million residential, commercial, industrial and power generation customers in portions of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Piedmont provides a foundation for establishing a broader strategic natural gas infrastructure platform within Duke Energy to supplement and complement the previous natural gas pipeline investments and the natural gas business located in the Midwest.

Duke Energy is a Fortune 125 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com

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Media contact: Jennifer Sharpe 
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SOURCE Piedmont Natural Gas

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