LaGrange Police Department warns of utilities phone scam

Published 10:45 pm Monday, March 14, 2022

The LaGrange Police Department is alerting residents of a possible phone scam.

On Monday, March 14, the LPD was notified by the City of LaGrange Utilities Department that unknown persons were calling city utility customers offering a $5o rebate on their utility payments, according to a press release. This is an attempt to solicit personal information from customers in an attempt to scam them out of money, LPD warns.

The LPD warns all citizens to always verify sources of phone calls and never give personal information to anyone without verification of their legitimacy first.

The utility department does not call and offer rebates to any customers over the phone, the LPD said. If you receive this call, capture the number calling and immediately disconnect, then call the LaGrange Police Department to report this activity.