The Delaware State Police are warning Milford residents that scammers are making phone calls and identifying themselves as the City of Milford Electric Department.
Once the scammers make contact, they request overdue payments be made with a green-dot pay-pal card over the telephone or the resident will have the electric turned off at his/her residence.
The caller ID is “Spoofed” from the internet and shows a valid city of Milford telephone number.
Residents are urged to not provide any personal information over the phone and not attempt to pay by telephone using pay pal cards.
If residents receive such a call, they should hang up. They may contact the city at 422-6616 to verify if they have tried to reach them by telephone regarding utilities.