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SCAM: Mason City police hear report of Alliant Energy scam call

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MASON CITY (AP) -

Mason City police are warning residents and business owners of a phone call scam in which someone is pretending to be with a utility company.

The city's police department says it's received a report of a caller posing as a representative with Alliant Energy.

The impostor told a local business on Monday that its account was delinquent. The caller wanted the business to buy a pre-paid credit card and provide its information over the phone.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports Alliant Energy doesn't ask customers to purchase prepaid credit cards.

Anyone receiving a similar call is asked to contact authorities.

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