Sioux County, Iowa — Scammers are making the rounds in northwest Iowa again, this time targeting customers of utility companies. The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve received several calls about a scam targeting customers of MidAmerican Energy.
According to authorities, potential victims are told that their MidAmerican Energy account is delinquent on payment, and if an immediate payment is not made, their power will be shut off. Callers reportedly identify themselves as “investigators” with MidAmerican Energy. The Sheriff’s Office says if you receive a call like this it would be best to hang up, report it to law enforcement, and call MidAmerican Energy directly.
Earlier this week, a similar scam was reported in Dickinson County, involving customers of Alliant Energy. Alliant officials also suggest that you call law enforcement, as well as the utility, if you receive one of these bogus scam calls.