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Customer Scam Alert from Illinois Municipal Utilities Association


One of the state's municipal electric systems has reported a new scam targeting utility customers in Illinois.  Thieves are calling business customers and asking them to make payments by phone or else face disconnection.  These calls have originated from an 800 number and also from 773, 218 or 503 area codes.

Customers served by the Village of Winnetka would only be contacted by the Village's Utility Billing Department, from a phone number starting with 847-716 - # # # #.  The Village never takes payments over the phone.  To get information about your utility account, you may call the Village's Utility Billing Department at 847-446-9550.


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