MARSHALL, MO – A scam reported last week to Marshall Police put a resident out of $500.

According to a regular report, police took the call Wednesday in which the man said that a caller claimed to be with Marshall Utilities. The citizen said he was threatened with having his utilities shut off if he did not purchase a “Green Dot Money Pak” card loaded with $500.  The victim was then instructed o read the numbers off the card to the caller.

Police are investigating the incident. Anyone with information should contact the Marshall Police Department.