Severe Weather Warnings

Ames Police Warning of Phone Scam

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(WHO-HD)

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.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.