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Friday, Sep. 4, 2015
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.

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