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Scott: We don't call about overdue utility bills

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The City of Scott, city hall building / Photographer Justin Terro KATC The City of Scott, city hall building / Photographer Justin Terro KATC

Scott officials are warning residents about a utility scam operating in the area.

At least one resident of the city has reported that someone called to demand payment on a utility bill over the telephone. 

Scott does not call utility customers about overdue bills, officials say.

The resident reports that the caller said they were from the City of Scott, and wanted immediate payment or the services would be cut off. The caller wanted the resident's credit card number and Social Security number, officials say. 

The resident didn't fall for this scam, and instead reported it to City Hall. 

Scott officials say the city mails notices to residents with overdue bills, and residents are given a reasonable amount of time to bring their account current before any services are disconnected. No one will call and threaten to disconnect services without immediate payment. 

Also, your Social Security number is never required to pay your bill, they said. 

If you have questions or should you receive these types of calls regarding Water, Sewer, Gas or Garbage services provided by the City of Scott, please call Scott City Hall at 233-1130.

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