The City of Cortland Police are alerting the public of a utility scam.
The scam involves city property owners and business owners receiving calls that they are late on utility payments. The caller will then threaten to cut off the utility service if there isn’t immediate payment.
Police say this is a scam, and utility companies would never try to request payment over the phone.
If you receive a call like this hang up and call you utility company immediately to inquire about the said overdue bill and to report the fraudulent call.