Johnson County officials warn of phone scam

Johnson County officials warned people today of a phone scam in which the caller poses as an employee of the county’s wastewater department.

A county resident reported a phone call Sunday morning from someone posing as a wastewater representative. The resident was told that there was a problem with a wastewater payment. The caller then asked for banking information for payment so that further charges wouldn’t be assessed or service shut off.

Lori Sand, a department spokeswoman, said wastewater officials would never make calls asking for this type of personal information. She said anyone receiving such a call should contact their local police department.