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Willmar Utilities warns customers about phone scam

WILLMAR— Willmar Municipal Utilities says a phone scam is being perpetrated on utility customers in which the scammer calls and warns utility customers that their electricity will be cut off unless they wire money to the name and address the scammer gives the customer.

Willmar Utilities is warning customers to not pay these people and to call Willmar Municipal Utilities to verify you are, in fact, up for disconnection. Willmar Municipal Utilities does not use money wiring or disconnect power without going through the proper process.

The utilities can be called at 320-235-4422 to verify any contact made about a customer’s disconnection.

David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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