Crime
10:10 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Scammers claiming to be from BLP demanding electricity payments

MARQUETTE, MI--   The Marquette Board of Light and Power is warning customers about a phone scam.

Officials say several residential and business customers recently received a call from a “Brian” or “James”, who told them payment had to be made or their electricity would be shut off.  The number originated from the Detroit area.  

One business was told to pay about $2,000 or risk losing power.

Fortunately no one who contacted the BLP gave the scammers financial information or made any payments. 

Marquette Police say anyone who receives such a call should just hang up the phone.  The number the calls are coming from is 313-427-0362.