WPS warns about phone scam

Local News

Wisconsin Public Service is warning about a recent phone scam in which the caller demands money or else their power will be shut off. 

The scammer is said to ask for a prepaid credit card, specifically a Green Dot card, to be purchased by the victim to pay for past due bills. The caller claims that the person is behind on a utility bill payment and are subject to immediate disconnection. 

WPS says that the scammer also uses technology to make it look as if the call is coming from a local number or even the utility company. 

WPS does not take prepaid credit cards as payment and will never meet customers to make payments. 

For more information about the scam or what do to if you have received a call like this, click here

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