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Don’t Be Fooled By A Telephone Scam

By Staff | Nov 24, 2015

The Emmetsburg Police Department has received several telephone calls from Emmetsburg businesses concerning a possible telephone scam.

“Last Wednesday, Nov. 18, we received several phone calls from Emmetsburg businesses that have received calls from a caller representing themselves as a representative with MidAmerican Energy Company,” said Emmetsburg Police Chief Eric Hanson. “The caller states that their electric bill is past due and tells them that they can make payment immediately through the use of money cards.”

Hanson stated, “The Emmetsburg Police Department contacted MidAmerican Energy Company about the calls and was assured that this is absolutely a phone scam and Mid-American Energy Company does not conduct business in this manner.”

The Emmetsburg Police Department encourages all citizens and businesses to report these phone calls to the police department as soon as they occur.