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Phone scam targeting businesses in Tupelo

The City of Tupelo is warning businesses and residents of an apparent phone scam.

Posted: Dec. 12, 2018 4:20 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The City of Tupelo is warning businesses and residents of an apparent phone scam.

City of Tupelo Communications Director Leesha Faulkner says the Water and Light Collections Office has received several complaints from local businesses of a telephone scam.

The caller will threaten to pull the business’ meter unless customers make payments by a credit card over the phone at the time of the call.

Johnny Timmons, director of the Tupelo Water and Light Department, reminds all customers the department does not collect payments by phone.

Payments of utility bills may be made by mail, online at TupeloMS.gov, or in person at the collections office on Court Street from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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