Ames Police Warning of Phone Scam

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AMES, Iowa  —  Police in Ames are warning people about a scam in the area.

The phone scam involves callers claiming to be from the city or MidAmerican Energy threatening to turn off people’s utilities if they do not pay.

Police say anyone who receives this type of call should hang up and never give out personal information like bank account or social security numbers.