Businesses warned of phone scam

The Neosho Police Department warns residents and business owners to be on the alert for a scammer last known to call from the number 417-454-2151.

Within a one hour period on March 25, this individual contacted several local businesses and claimed to be from the Neosho Water Department and the Neosho Public Works Department. He warned that the customer's water would be shut off unless payment was received immediately. This is not how the Water Collection Department operates. Past due and shut-off notices are always mailed, and payments are neither solicited nor received by phone.

If you receive such a call, please take down the number and note the time of the call, and notify the Neosho Police Department at 417-451-8012