St. George police on Friday warned residents of their southwestern Utah city to be wary of any telephone calls from someone claiming to represent local utilities concerning supposed billing issues.
Police Sgt. Sam Despain said a St. George business contacted his department earlier this week about such a call.
"Someone claiming to be the utility company ... demanded payment for past due bills. The business owner did the right thing and did not provide the caller with any information," Despain stated. "Instead, the business owner contacted the real utility company and confirmed that they did not owe any money."