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Warning about threatening phone calls in the Mason City area

Caller claims to be from Alliant Energy.

Posted: Sep. 13, 2018 12:52 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa – Police are warning area residents and businesses about threatening phone calls from someone claiming to be with Alliant Energy.

The Mason City Police Department says the caller threatens to shut off the utilities in one hour unless there is immediate payment made over the phone. Captain Mike McKelvey says Alliant does not make those sort of calls and reminds everyone to never give out sensitive information to unsolicited callers or emailers.

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