The Morgan City Utility Department said, on Monday, it received calls from customers with reports of a telecommunication scam. Citizens reported the calls were from an unknown caller requesting customers to purchase a prepaid card to pay their city utility bill. The caller also threatened customers that if they did not comply with the request, the city would turn off their utilities. The City of Morgan City said it wanted the public to know the City will never direct them to pay their utility bill with untraceable funds such as prepaid cards over the telephone. The Morgan City Police Department also made a statement through their facebook page on Monday evening stating they wanted the public to beware of scams such as this in which the caller is soliciting payment with prepaid cards.