Another scam appears to be sweeping through the area this time it’s dealing with your power. Alpena Power Company said residents have been receiving a number of phone calls from someone acting as an employee.
The power company claims the fake employee who goes by the name of Anthony Mills is calling residents to collect their unpaid utility bill over the phone threatening to shut off their power if payment is not received.
Alpena Power Company warns customers if they see a 1 800 number appear on their caller I.D. hang up. The company claims they never make phone calls to collect payment over the phone and personal information should never be handed out.
The utility company encourages customers to contact them at 989–358–4900, or visit their office if they have any questions concerning their bill.