Growing phone scam targets utility customers - KMOV.com

Growing phone scam targets utility customers

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MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A growing phone scam is targeting utility customers.

According to the City of Maplewood, scammers are posing as utility providers and insisting people are delinquent on their bill. The scammers may also threaten to turn off the power.

The scammers can also rig the caller ID to make it appear the call is from the utility provider.

If asked to pay over the phone to avoid being disconnected, the city says do not follow the request. They also suggest following the below tips if a call seems suspicious:

  • Hang up
  • Call utility provider at phone number on the bill
  • Call your police department’s non-emergency number to report the scam

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