DES MOINES — MidAmerican Energy Co. is warning customers of a telephone scam that appears to be targeting its customers.

The utility said in a press release Friday that over the past week dozens of its customers have reported getting calls from someone claiming to be from MidAmerican who warns that their account has a problem and that they will be disconnected without immediate payment.

The caller then asks for a credit card or bank account information.

MidAmerican said people who receive such a call should hang up and call police, then report the incident to the utility.

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