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My Town Lowell: Utility phone scam sparks warning from police
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My Town Lowell:  Utility phone scam sparks warning from police

LOWELL, Mich.--  The Lowell Police Department is warning residents about another utility scam making its rounds by phone.

 

A resident recently complained about a caller who claimed to be from Consumers Power.  Police say the suspects have an elaborate phone system set up, with recordings and prompts included.  In voicemail messages, the suspects will leave a call back number of 1-888-288-6909, extension 2 and tell you a technician is en route to shut off your electricity.  An officer who called the suspect’s number says the scammers became very outraged and threatened legal action, but when the officer identified themselves and asked for an address to send “a check”, the scammer hung up on them.

 

Police want to remind residents they should never give someone money over the phone.

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