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PHONE SCAM: MidAmerican Customers Targeted

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Several MidAmerican Energy customers are falling victim to yet another phone scam.

The company says since May 7th, they've had 20 customers call who've been targeted by the scam.

The company says the caller poses as a MidAmerican customer service rep or attorney saying if there is no payment their service will be disconnected.

The company says they would never threaten to cancel service, but work with the customer on a payment plan.

Also, they believe the scam is targeting their Hispanic customers in Des Moines, Sioux City and Council Bluffs.

They encourage their customers to hang up when in doubt and call MidAmerican back to confirm the call rather than risk being scammed.

"Even if they think it might be us but they're still not 100 percent sure we want them to hang up the telephone and give us a telephone call because then we know for a fact that it is indeed us on the other end of the line, we don't want people to fall victim to this scam we already know some people have and we want to make sure it's stopped and stopped early,” says MidAmerican Media Relations Manager Tina Potthoff.

MidAmerican Energy says if you get a suspicious call you'd urged to call their customer service line at 888-427-5632-and company representatives will be able to verify if the call came from them or was a scam.

They also encourage customers that receive these calls to also contact police.

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