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Be alert for phone scams


The City of Sidney has warned citizens about a phone scam going around the area.

In the phone call, those who call demand supposed delinquent utility payments and threaten that utilities or phone service will be shut off. The alert also said the callers have a "threatening and insistent tone."

Sidney Sapp Bros Petroleum was the first to get the call. According to Penny Borcher, manager at Sapp Bros, one of her employees received a call in the morning from a person claiming to be from the city and that they needed to pay their utility bill or the caller would come and take their meter if did...

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