MPD issue warning about local phone scam

The Marion Police Department has issued a warning on Facebook to Marion Utilities customers about a recent scam.

In the post, the police department states that someone called a customer claiming to be from Marion Utilities and threatened to turn off their utilities unless they received money over the phone.

According to Communications Specialist Sherry Loshnowsky of Marion Utilities, the company will not contact customers after hours and will never accept credit cards over the phone.

She recommends if you receive such a call, to hang up and call customer services to verify if the information is true.