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More Telephone Scams Hitting Northwoods Businesses

Wisconsin Public Service

Another week, another telephone scam has hit the Northwoods. This time officials at Wisconsin Public Service say scammers are upping the pressure to get you to pay a bill you don't owe.

Here's spokesperson Leah Van Zile....

".....scammers are contacting businesses and restuarants saying that they're going to be disconnected unless they make immediate payment with a prepaid credit card. That's something we'd never do, ask for immediate payment with a pre-paid credit card...."

Van Zile says if anyone has a question to go online to WisconsinPublicService.com or call their business office in Green Bay at 800-450-7260 to check on accounts. Van Zile says all customers should be on the look out for this telephone scam and never pay a bill with a pre-paid credit card as the scammer recommends.

Officials say hardly a week goes by without some new type of scam trying to take advantage of unsuspecting customers.