Union County Sheriff's Office reports new scam

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports that a new scam has surfaced of a subject(s) falsely representing themselves as working for Ameren Electric. 

The subject(s) told the homeowners that there were two electricians in route to turn off their power unless the bill was paid in full. The phone number 1-800-446-6660 was given to call, which is not Ameren. The sheriff's office has called Ameren and the company is aware of the scam. 

The sheriff's office encourages caution regarding similar visits or telephone calls. Those who are solicited and scammed or the individuals refuse to leave should contact a local law enforcement agency or dial 911 immediately.

The Gazette-Democrat

112 Lafayette St.
Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158
Email: news@annanews.com

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