Mt. Vernon Police Investigating Phone Scam

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By WSIL Manager

MT. VERNON -- Police in Mt. Vernon are investigating a scam targeting local businesses.

Police say someone is calling businesses pretending to be with a power company. The caller says the business owes money and services will be shut off unless a payment is made immediately.

Mt. Vernon Police say they responded to three businesses Monday morning that had received the calls. Officers are reminding residents not to give out personal or financial information over the phone.

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