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Bridgeport diner owner scammed out of $5,000 from men claiming to be United Illuminating representatives

Koutikas says both callers had information on his

Koutikas says both callers had information on his account number, last three payments and his address. (March 20, 2014 5:39 PM)

The victim of a reported phone scam in Bridgeport says he paid more than $5,000 to callers claiming to be from United Illuminating.

The owner of the New Colony Diner, Leo Koutikas, says he paid the money to two callers who threatened to turn off his power.

Bridgeport police say they've never heard of a phone scam like this in which the callers had a lot of information about the victim's...

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