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
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.
Craig A. Brenner
Public Information Officer
City of Independence, MO