Scammers are now moving offline and attempting to con City Utilities customers in person.
Officials with CU have warned the public that someone has gone to the home of a customer by a person who claimed to be working for CU. When the customer became suspicious and called to verify the fake worker left the residence.
CU said they do have contractors working in the area on a variety of projects even with the COVID-19 lockdown, but that all of their contractors have identification that clearly showed they work with CU.
If you have someone come to your home or business claiming to be working for City Utilities and you have questions, call CU immediately at 417-863-9000.
CU said they will work to notify customers in advance if work will be done in the area so they know to expect the presence of contractors.