Scammers targeting Ameren customers with fake bills

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(KPLR) - Ameren is warning customers of a nationwide scam trying to swindle people into paying fake energy bills.

Scammers are sending spoofed emails that appear to be requests from Ameren asking for you to pay unpaid utility bills.

There are also instructions to open a virus-infected attachment to pay the fake bill.

Customers in Missouri and Illinois have both been targets of the scam.