Juneau police warning of apparent phone scam


by Your Alaska Link News Team

Juneau police are warning residents of an apparent telephone scam.

Police say they received several reports from residents and businesses on Wednesday describing a caller who claimed to be a representative of the local utility, Alaska Electric Light and Power. The caller said the person's electric bill was overdue, demanded immediate payment and suggested the individuals buy a pre-paid debit card and provide the card's information over the phone.

The police, in a release, said utilities, banks and similar businesses don't make such demands.