Marshall Police Deparment warns of utility scam
The Marshall Police would like to inform the public of a recent reported scam attempt.
Yesterday, Tuesday, Sept. 1, several business owners reported receiving a telephone call from a person stating they worked for the Marshall Municipal Utilities and the utilities at their business was going to be shut off for non-payment.
The representative told the business owner since it was after business hours for the Marshall Municipal Utilities, they could prevent the shut off by going to Walmart and making a cash payment through the use of MoneyGram. The representative told the business owner to contact them upon their arrival at Walmart by calling 888-666-6702.
Marshall Police detectives contacted the number and it went to a recording which stated Marshall Municipal Utilities and referred them to various prompts depending on the reason they were calling.
This is a scam. Utilities are not shut off after hours. Should you have a concern about your billing or payment, contact Marshall Municipal Utilities at 660-886-6966.