With the cooler months taking hold, many are keeping a closer eye on their utility bills. One issue that some may have however are scam phone calls from people pretending to be with somebody's utility company, demanding immediate payment while threatening to shut off the power.
Brian Bretsch, Illinois Spokesman with Ameren says these kinds of scams often target small businesses.
Bretsch says Ameren, or any utility that's a part of the fight against these kinds of scams, won't call threatening disconnection, and would rather work with their customers to keep the lights on.
Bretsch appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.