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WPD reports new phone scam

WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Police Department is warning residents of a telephone scam following an incident Monday. Worthington Police Detective David Hoffman explained Tuesday that an individual received a phone call indicating there was an ...

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington Police Department is warning residents of a telephone scam following an incident Monday.

Worthington Police Detective David Hoffman explained Tuesday that an individual received a phone call indicating there was an outstanding balance on a Worthington Public Utilities bill and that utilities service could be cut off. The individual was directed to go to Hy-Vee, Hoffman said, to purchase Green Dot prepaid debit cards in order to pay the bill.

The individual subsequently coordinated a three-way phone call that included the scammer- who said he was with a collection agency based in Minneapolis - and Worthington Public Utilities, Hoffman said. Worthington Public Utilities does not use a collection agency, Hoffman added.

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