Concerns about possible new utility related scam in Alton - KMOV.com

Concerns about possible new utility related scam in Alton

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ALTON, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

Several people in Alton told News 4 they believe an offer to help them pay utility bills was a scam.

Around 60 people lined up near the intersection of 7th and Central on a vacant lot for a chance to learn more about the opportunity. Many people in attendance said the person making the offer did have ID, acted unprofessionally, and gave out a contact number that doesn’t work. The person in question only identified herself as “Miss Ivy.”

News 4 contacted both Ambit Energy and Ameren. Ambit denied having an association with the person and Ameren said every one of its workers has an Ameren ID and shirt.

Alton Police have taken a report of what occurred, but said no crime has been committed.

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