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Telephone Scam Warning
May 29, 2013

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo.) Wednesday, May 29, 2013 – The City of Independence wishes to warn business owners and residents about a telephone scam which has resurfaced.

Utilities Customer Service staff said several local businesses have reported receiving a “payment demand” call from a person identifying themselves as a City of Independence utilities representative. The individual stated utilities would be disconnected if payment information, such as a credit card, was not provided. The City of Independence, including its departments, does not request personal information via the telephone.

Anyone who receives such a call should not answer any of the questions and instead should call the Independence Police Department at 816-836-3600.

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