POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - Poplar Bluff police are advising residents to be wary of a potential scam involving callers who say they're with the local utilities company.
On Friday, Feb. 19, the Poplar Bluff Police Department received a complaint that someone claiming to be a representative of Municipal Utilities was calling Poplar Bluff residents.
This person told the Utilities customer that their account was past due; and threatened to disconnect their power unless the customer gave a check number for payment over the phone.
Police say that if you receive such a call, please hang up immediately and call Municipal Utilities directly to ask about your account.
DO NOT give anyone your personal or financial information over the phone.