BULLHEAD CITY — The Bullhead City Police Department is warning the public about a scam.

According to police spokeswoman Emily Fromelt said several residents have recently reported receiving a call from a person claiming to be from Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC). 

The caller threatens that if the customer doesn’t pay them $500 (or other amount), then their power will be shut off, explained Fromelt. 

Bullhead City Police urge residents to never give out personal or bank information unless you initiated the contact with the person or company. Simply hang up and call the number you know to be legitimate. 

Fromelt added that local residents need to  be aware of ‘phishing’ scams, where someone pretends to be from a legitimate organization and asks for personal information for verification purposes.

If you’ve been a victim of a scam, call the BHCPD at 928-763-1999 to make a report.