Charles City, Iowa – The Charles City Police Department is warning area businesses of a scam.
Police Chief Hugh Anderson said the department has received numerous calls from area businesses saying they have received calls from someone claiming to be involved with MidAmerican Energy.
Anderson said the caller is demanding money in order for the business to remain with power.
The Charles City Police Department said this is a scam and is urging businesses to not share credit card or bank information.
Anyone receiving a phone call like this is urged to call the Charles City Police Department at 641-228-3366.