U.P. residents warned about phone scam

ESCANABA –Residents in Escanaba are being warned about a phone scam making its way around the area.

Officers at Escanaba Public Safety say locals area being contacted by someone threatening utility shut-off if immediate payment is not made. The City of Escanaba actually uses mailed notices followed by a door hanger the day before the shut off commences.

If you are contacted, officers are urging that you do not give out any personal or credit card information.