The following SCAM ALERT was issued by the Polk County Sheriff’s Department.
WARNING: Please be aware that someone is trying to scam local residents. Callers are telling the victims that they are behind on their electric or other utility payments, and must purchase a PayPal or Green Dot card immediately. They must then relay the card numbers and pertinent information from the card or their service will be disconnected immediately. This is a hoax, and the utility companies are not responsible for the incidents. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS SCAM.