JMU Issues Phone Scam Alert

Jasper (From Sources) – Jasper City Municipal Utilities reports that some of their business customers have been receiving telephone calls stating their utilities would be disconnected due to non-payment unless prompt payment was made. This is a scam, according to a JMU release.

The release states: The call is spoofed and looks like it is coming from the Jasper Municipal Utilities phone number of 812 482-9131 on your caller ID. If you try to return the call it will call back an 800 number.

The release continues to say Jasper Municipal Utilities does NOT make phone calls prior to disconnection of services and WILL NEVER ask for payment information over the phone. Notification of impending disconnection is made in writing only.

Customers are urged to be aware of this situation and do not give any payment information out over the phone. If you have any questions about the balance on your utility account you should call 812 482-9131.

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