Police Department

Telephone Scam Warning

111 East Maple ? P.O. Box 1019 ? Independence, Missouri 64051 - 0519

www.independencemo.org ? 816-325-7000

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact Craig Brenner in the

City Manager’s Office at

Cbrenner@indepmo.org or

call 816-325-7086.

 Telephone Scam Warning

 

(INDEPENDENCE, Mo.)  Thursday, December 4, 2014 – The City of Independence Utilities Customer Service is warning its customers about a recent telephone scam which targets Spanish speaking customers.

 According to customer service reports, several business customers have received calls from someone speaking Spanish who threatens to shut off utility services unless immediate payment is made. The City of Independence, including its departments, will never request personal information via the telephone.

Scams of this nature tend to increase around the holiday season and residents are advised to exercise extreme caution. Any Independence Power and Light customers who receive a call of this nature should immediately call the Independence Police Department at 816-325-7960.

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Craig A. Brenner

Public Information Officer

City of Independence, MO

cbrenner@indepmo.org

Cell: 816-509-7786

Office: 816-325-7086