Police warn of phone scam

Fitchburg police are warning residents of a recent phone scam in the area.

According to a release from Officer Jay Wilson, the scammer tells call recipients they are with Madison Gas and Electric and calling about an overdue account balance.

The caller then asks for credit card information to avoid a disconnect. Wilson advised people to give out no personal information over the phone.

Wilson contacted MG&E, and the said in the release the company will not ask for credit card information over the phone.

If you receive a phone call like this, Wilson advised to hang up immediately and call police.

Fitchburg police dispatch can be reached at 270-4300.

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