Several complaints of a phone scam have been received by the Knox City Police Department.
According to police, residents are getting phone calls by people claiming to be from NIPSCO and demanding payment on their bill. The caller threatens the resident that a utility worker will arrive at their residence to shut off power in an hour if the payment is not made during the phone call.
The caller even gives a toll-free number to call back. The scammers answer the phone identifying themselves as NIPSCO representatives.
Knox police officers have contacted NIPSCO and those officials have informed the department that this is in fact a scam. If anyone received a similar phone call, call NIPSCO customer service and notify your local law enforcement.