Scam reported in Kalona
The Washington County Communications Center reported this afternoon there is a scam going around Kalona today. The caller has a 319 phone number and they are claiming to be Alliant Energy. There is coincidentally Alliant trucks in the area doing some type of work today, making the calls more believable than normal.
The caller is targeting businesses and threatening to turn off their power instantly if they don’t pay with “money paks”. The call is a scam. People are advised under no circumstance to give out personal information or money over the phone. They can always call back the ‘company’ claiming to need payment on their regular business line and inquire about their financial situation. They should not call back the number given by the scammer.