By Paul Schmitt
Numerous Kewaunee businesses have been targeted by a phone scam in the past few days, according to the Kewaunee Police Department. The caller identifies themselves an employee of Wisconsin Public Service and says that the business has an outstanding balance that must be paid immediately because a WPS truck will come and disconnect their power in 45 minutes. Police Chief Frank Salentine explains what you should do if you receive a suspicious call.
Salentine says the Kewaunee Police Department has received over a half dozen complaints this week and is concerned the scammer may try to call residential homes as well. He recommends to never give credit card information over the phone to a party you have not called or verified as legitimate.