Residents should be aware and alert for scams involving a utility company billing. The scammers convince people that large debts are due, and, by using pressure tactics encourage victims to buy Green Dot or other prepaid debit cards that are not traceable to pay fictitious debts. Should someone contact you by phone stating any type of large utility payment is due immediately hang up. Contact your local utility company to verify the current status of your account. DO NOT SEND ANY PAYMENT VIA PREPAID DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS.