There's a new scam in Loveland. Residents and business owners have reported to Loveland Water and Power that they have received phones calls from someone posing as an employee.

The caller threatens residents and business owners with shutting off their power unless they make an immediate payment.

In most cases, the scammer tells the customer to make a payment using a pre-paid debit card or a money transfer.

Just a reminder, don't give your personal or financial information to people you don't know.