• City warns against telelphone scam

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  • The city of Independence is warning residents of another possible telephone scam.
    Officials said at least six people have notified the city that they have received a call allegedly from Independence Power & Light, telling them that their power would be turned off if they did not make an immediate payment.
    The city said the caller spoke Spanish.
    Officials warn residents that the city and its departments will not request any personal information over the telephone.
    Anyone who receives a call like this is asked to not answer any of the questions, hang up and call the Independence Police Department at 816-836-3600.
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