SPRINGFIELD-People after your personal
information are posing as employees of a local utility company.
Two people have gotten calls from
people claiming to be from CWLP, but they're from out of state
The company is warning people not to
give their personal information out.
CWLP says their calls would all have a
217 area code and they would never ask for payment by phone.
They say if you get a call and you're
not sure if it is coming from CWLP to take the caller's name and
telephone number hang up and then call back to make sure the number
connects them to CWLP.
And of course don't give out your
Now there's a broader issue here.
These types of scams are very common. If you have any doubts about
the company who is asking, hang up.