The Ameren Corporation is warning utility customers to watch out for scammers trying to get their social security numbers. The scammers say President Obama is giving credits or applying payments to people's utility bills, then ask customers to make a payment.

Ameren Spokesman Victoria Busch says this is "absolutely false."

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She advises customers to never share their social security, credit, debit card numbers or checking account numbers with anyone who calls, emails or visits their home. Anyone who hears from someone claiming to be an Ameren representative is urged to hang up, call police and call Ameren right away at 800-755-5000.

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