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Phone scam reported in Sanger

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Staff report

Officials with the city of Sanger said its electric customers are reporting suspicious phone calls from individuals who demand immediate payment to avoid having their service cut off.

Police Chief Curtis Amyx said two residents reported receiving calls at about 7 p.m. Saturday threatening termination of service. One woman filed a police report, saying that she was told crews were in the area ready to cut off her electric service. Because she knew the city didn’t make such calls on weekends or after hours, she refused to give any information to the caller, Amyx said.

The city sent out a scam alert Wednesday telling residents these were not legitimate phone calls. If a caller seems suspicious, officials advise telling the caller you’re busy and ask for a call-back number. Or, when in doubt, simply hang up.

Residents who believe they are being targeted by this or other phone scams should call the Sanger police at 940-458-7444.

— Staff report