City of Gardner utility customers have recently been victimized by phone scams. Callers claiming to be from the city are threatening to turn off utility services if they are not paid immediately. Some callers are requesting customers to provide prepaid calling cards within 30 minutes to avoid shut off. Callers are also manipulating caller ID to look like they are calling from the city. THIS IS A SCAM! The city DOES NOT make phone calls to customers prior to a shutoff.
If you believe an impersonator is contacting you, hang up the phone immediately and contact the City of Gardner directly at 913.856.7535 to verify the status of your account. Thank you!