Barry County citizens should be aware of another scam that attempts to separate them from their money, Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf said Thursday..
In one of the lastest reported scams, a caller says they are from Consumers Energy and they are going to shut off your power if you don’t pay them to keep it on.
“They are targeting residential and small business customers, usually in the early morning hours,” Leaf said. “If there is any doubt in your mind, give us a call, or go directly to Consumers Energy.”
There have no reported cases in Barry County so far, but it is happening in other counties, so be aware, he said.
Also, it’s the holiday season and those mailing gift cards are advised not to put them in the mailbox with the flag up, but take them right to their Post Office to mail, Leaf said. Another reminder during the holidays: “When shopping, always put Christmas gifts in your car out of sight.”