City warns of phone scam

From Local Sources

JASPER — The City of Jasper is warning Jasper Municipal Utilities customers about a recent phone scam where customers have been receiving phone calls stating that if they do not pay their bill today, their utilities will be disconnected due to non-payment.

The city warns that this is a scam. Jasper Municipal Utilities does not make phone calls prior to disconnection of services, and will never ask for payment information over the phone. Notification of impending disconnection is made in writing only.

Due to the current pandemic and Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-28, there is currently a prohibition on discontinuing utility services.

The city asks that residents be aware of the situation and advises them to not give any payment information over the phone. If you have any questions about the balance on your utility account, call 812-482-9131.

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