The city of Alcoa is warning its utility customers to watch out for a possible scam.
According to Alcoa officials, scammers are calling customers to say they're with the Alcoa Utilities Board.
They give the customer's service address, then tell them that there is a problem with their last payment, and their service will be cut off the next day if they don't give them a credit card number for immediate payment.
Alcoa says it does not ask customers for credit card numbers over the phone.
They ask anyone who receives a suspicious call to contact the city or call the police department.
Gatlinburg police have warned residents to watch out for a similar scam.