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O'boro Police warn of possible OMU bill scam

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

The Owensboro Police Department has received several calls this week from people they say have possibly been targets of a scam.

OPD says local businesses are being contacted over the phone by someone claiming to be with Owensboro Municipal Utilities. Police say the caller is asking for personal and account information, stating that if an OMU bill is not paid over the phone immediately, the power will be shut off.

Police say they contacted OMU to verify whether or not they are making these calls.

OMU told them that they keep account information on file and do not request this type of information over the telephone. They say the calls are originating from outside the Owensboro calling area and are not coming from OMU.

If you receive a call like this, police say to simply hang up.

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