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Sims Pest Control customers are being warned to be cautious of who they give their personal information to over the phone.

Company officials say they've received reports that an unknown individual is acting as a team member and calling customers asking for their personal account information.

The scam artist then claims the funds will be used to pay off past due balances worth thousands of dollars.

"While we do make collection attempts via telephone on occasion, Sims Pest Control will never ask for a payment without an approved work order, invoice, or service agreement," said Blake Sims, General Manger.

Anyone who receives one of these suspicious calls is asked to contact the Sims Pest Control office or Lee County police officials.

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