Authorities made the warning after several businesses were contacted Friday morning by a person falsely identifying himself as being with the city electric department, according to a news release.
A man who identified himself as "Alan" and left a phone number of 230-7343 told one business the power was going to be cut off if they did not pay immediately.
The caller then provided a bogus payment amount while asking for the business's credit card information, authorities said.
None of the businesses contacted gave the caller the information he requested and instead called the city's business office, officials said.
According to the news release, officials believe the calls are originated from outside of
Residents are asked to call the
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