September 1, 2014

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Brunswick police warn about telemarketing scam

BRUNSWICK — Police are warning residents about a recent telemarketing scam in the city.

A handful of residents have received phone calls on Jan. 3 or 4 from a man stating he’s from the “Illuminating Company,” according to Nick Solar, public information officer for the Brunswick Police Department. In an attempt to get people to change utility companies, the caller requests personal information, such as a mailing address and bank account details.

“We’ve had very few calls, but our intent is to put this out there to let people know in case they do get calls,” Solar said today.

When the caller is questioned to verify he is an employee of the “Illuminating Company,” he hangs up the phone.

The phone call is coming from the number (402) 727-2510, according to the Brunswick police Facebook page.

Anyone who receives a call from the number should not offer any personal information, Solar said.

For more information about the scam, contact Brunswick police at (330) 225-9111.

Contact reporter Steve Grazier at (330) 721-4012 or sgrazier@medina-gazette.com.