Recently the Wauchula Police Department as well as the Bowling Green Police Department have received several complaints from residents who have been contacted by unknown person(s) who are identifying themselves as representatives of utility companies. These person(s) have identified themselves as employees of the City of Wauchula and have advised customers that they are past due in their utility payments and that if they do not make payment (usually within 15 – 60 minutes) their power will be disconnected. These person(s) are also demanding that payment be made using a prepaid Green Dot style credit card. If you have any type of contact with these person(s), DO NOT provide them with any information and DO NOT make any payment as they are not representatives of the City of Wauchula. If you are in doubt, IMMEDIATELY hang up and contact Customer Service with the City of Wauchula at (863)773-3131. Additionally, if someone comes to your residence or place of business advising that they are employees of the City of Wauchula immediately ask to see their picture identification. If in doubt contact law enforcement immediately. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your City of Wauchula account contact Customer Service at (863)773-3131.