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6/16/2017 7:29:00 AM
New phone scam involving WPS has emerged

Abbey McEnroe
Lakeland Times reporter


Two local businesses have reported to the Minocqua Police Department they received calls from someone who identified themselves as Wisconsin Public Service, telling them they were late on their bill and requested payment.

Both businesses recognized it was a scam and reported it to local law enforcement immediately.

Minocqua police chief Dave Jaeger said if anyone has experienced a similar call to call local law enforcement to report the scam. If unsure whether or not the call was legitimate, call WPS and request billing information to confirm bills have been payed.

Abbey McEnroe may be reached via email at amcenroe@lakelandtimes.com.







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