Danville Utilities warning customers about bill payment scam

Scam alert
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DANVILLE, Va (WDBJ7) Danville Utilities is warning its customers about a payment scam.

It involves a threat to disconnect service if a bill payment isn't made immediately. Small businesses are the target.

The businesses received a phone call from an individual falsely claiming to be with the Danville Utilities Department. The individual makes a threat to cut off service. Then the business owner is given an 800 number to call in order to make payment.

At least four restaurants have reported that they were targeted.