TWINSBURG — Police received nearly a dozen reports Monday morning from Ohio Edison customers saying someone called them claiming to work for the electric utility as part of a scam, with the police department’s own dispatch center receiving one of the calls itself, Police Chief Chris Noga posted on the department’s Facebook page later that day.

Noga said the caller would claim that the person was behind in their payments and had 45 minutes to make payment or their electricity would be shut off.

"Your best course of action is to refuse to engage with the caller and hang-up," wrote Noga. "No need to report it to us but please pass this information along to help deter the activity. Be safe and be well."