Jefferson Co. warns of scam targeting Ameren Missouri customers - KMOV.com

Jefferson Co. warns of scam targeting Ameren Missouri customers

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department are warning the public of a new scam that is targeting Ameren Missouri customers.

According to authorities, people are impersonating Ameren Missouri employees and asking customers to pay a past due bill of approximately $700. 

Police say these phone scammers are asking customers to buy a pre-paid bank card worth the past due amount and to provide them with the card number.

During times of excessive heat, deputies day these ripoffs become more common.

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