08/24/2018- Wisconsin Public Service is alerting residents in our area about an increase in phone scam activity. WPS officials say both business and residential customers are being targeted and most of the calls are being reported in the Crivitz and Wausaukee areas. These calls threaten customers with disconnection if they do not make immediate payment, often with a prepaid debit or credit card. In some cases, scammers disguise their identity by playing a recording of the WPS customer service greeting on a callback number provided to customers. WPS is reminding its customers they do not conduct business in a threatening manner and will never require payment with a prepaid card. Anyone who receives ones of these suspicious calls should hang up immediately and contact WPS.