February 5, 2019 - 3:40 pm - Posted in News

Sheldon, Iowa — In recent days Sheldon Police Chief Lyle Bolkema has been sounding the alarm about a round of scam calls that have been received by Sheldon residents. This time it’s the MidAmerican Energy scam in which a caller claiming to be from the utility tells the resident that their bill is past due, and if they don’t pay it within twenty minutes their power will be turned off.

KIWA talked to MidAmerican Energy Media Relations Manager Geoff Greenwood, who tells us there are any number of scams being attempted these days.

Greenwood says MidAmerican Energy doesn’t call up demanding money.

He says if your MidAmerican payment does happen to be late their initial contact isn’t by phone.

Greenwood offers advice in dealing with scam phone calls.

He offered one more cautionary piece of advice…..DON’T trust your phone’s caller ID.

He says listen for things that should be red flags, and if you hear them, just hang up the phone.

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