The La Porte City Police Department has been advised that recently, some La Porte City residents have received phone calls from people claiming to be collecting bills for the utility company. The caller tells them if they don’t pay with a credit card over the phone, their power will be shut off.
La Porte City Utilities assures its customers that the Utility does not operate this way and such calls are a scam designed to take unsuspecting people’s money. Don’t be a victim. You should never give out personal information, including credit card numbers, over the phone to people you don’t know.