When you are trying to pay down credit card debt, the urge to use those cards might be strong. For some people in Wisconsin, the urge to use their credit card might be really strong after they get a phone call from a scammer. The Wisconsin Public Service Corporation is warning customers that scammers are preying on utility customers to make some quick cash.

In the phone call, the person claims to work for the utility company’s collection department. The caller then claims that the utilities will be disconnected unless payment is made within 45 minutes to an hour using a credit card or some other method. In some cases, the caller is requesting for the victim to meet them in person.