These scammers aren't even ingenious anymore. Once again, we have someone posing as utility representatives, this time targeting local businesses.
The scam has apparently been attempted in Maryville, as well as in Gatlinburg.
According to the Gatlinburg Police Department news release, someone has been calling local businesses and telling them their electricity is about to be turned off due to non-payment and giving the Sevier County Electric System's phone number as a callback number.
Gatlinburg police said the electric company is not making these calls. Graves likewise said the city of Maryville does not make collection calls.
Also, KUB has issued a reminder alert to their customers that all KUB employees and contractors will carry an identification badge with them. Ask to see the person's identification, even if you requested the service.
Remember no representative of a utility company will ever ask you for money.
As always. Beware the Scam! Stay safe out there!