SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) – City Water, Light and Power is warning of phone calls pretending to be them to steal private information.   

Several customers reported Monday of robo-calls pretending to be CWLP asking for payment to avoid being cut off from their electricity. These include ones spoofing caller ID to pose as a CWLP number.  

CWLP officials said they will provide written warning first and then a courtesy call before disconnecting someone’s power.  

If you have given your personal information over the phone from this scam, you can report it to Springfield police at 217-788-8325.