- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine’s attorney general says businesses should be aware that callers claiming to be from the state’s Office of Tourism are likely part of a phone scam.

Attorney General Janet Mills says callers are claiming to sell advertisements in a publication for the office and are seeking a cash payment over the phone. She says the calls are not legitimate.

Mills says consumers should always be weary of calls that pressure them to make an immediate upfront payment. She also says to never give personal or credit card information out over the phone if you didn’t make the call.

In particular, a call asking for a payment via money order or pre-paid debit card is likely a sign that it’s a scam.

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