Durand Police said on Thursday last week that scammers are at it again -- calling Consumers Energy customers,claiming that unpaid bills need to be paid to avoid a "shut off."  Residents are allegedly instructed to bring or send money to a location to avoid interruption, Durand Now reported.A similar scam by perpetrators claiming to be from the IRS has been reported recently again as well.

Police officials are urging all residents to avoid engaging in conversation with anyone asking for money or personal information over the phone.