In the last 48 hours, numerous residents and business owners have been getting calls from someone claiming to be from Kentucky Utilities, according to Lexington Police Financial Crimes Unit.
The caller tells the KU customer their bill is overdue and that their service will be cut immediately unless they buy a "Green Dot Money Pak Card" and load it with a certain amount of money.
Once the victim buys the card, the scammer will ask for the card's number. The money is then instantly transferred to an account overseas.
Police urge everyone to ignore this call and never give personal information or bank account information to anyone over the phone or through text messaging.