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A pair of consumer groups would like Southern California Edison to refund customers $124 million for a mismanaged lightbulb program. An investigation found that SCE lost track of over one million lightbulbs paid for by customers over a three-year period. 

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Utility scams have existed for decades, but the pandemic is creating new opportunities to seek out victims. Southern California Edison is warning its utility customers about the latest, a COVID-19 relief scam being distributed on a postcard with unauthorized use of SCE logos.

“Essentially, the postcard tries to bate our customers into setting up an in-person meeting with a supposed representative to discuss their eligibility for six months of relief on their SCE bills," said Luu.

  With fire season underway, Southern California Edison is offering a series of public meetingsonline to answer community questions about the utility’s wildfire mitigation plan. Webinars kicked off Wednesday evening.

Residents can expect power outages again this year as part of Southern California Edison’s wildfire prevention measures. With stay at home orders still in effect this may present a new challenge for those working from home.

Southern California Edison is rolling out new rate plans based not only on how much electricity you use, but also when you use it.  KVCR's Ben Purper has the story.