Area residents beware.  There are individuals claiming to be representatives of Duke Energy and trying to take your money.  These shady characters are calling residents of Rising Sun and Ohio County and telling them their utility bills are past due.  Then, they state you must call a number to pay your bill immediately or lose your service.  THIS IS A SCAM!

Even when local residents note to the caller their service is through Rising Sun Municipal Utilities, the scammers respond with RSMU is a division of Duke Energy.  This is also not true.

So, please spread the word.  We don’t want you, your friends, family and neighbors fall for this scam.  If there is ever an issue with your utility bill, rest assured the people you need to talk to are the same ones you have known for years.