Possible phone scam in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam in the Bridgeport area.

Some Bridgeport area residents and businesses have reported receiving phone calls claiming to be with the Douglas County PUD seeking payment for overdue account balances, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

These calls are not legitimate and it’s not a standard practice for the PUD to ask for financial information over the phone.

Suspicious calls can be reported to RiverCom Dispatch at 663-9911.