VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Vigo County Sheriff’s Office is sounding the alarm about a phone scam going around the area.

Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse says the scam works by a scammer calling your phone and claiming to be the “electric company” or the “gas company.” They then tell you that you have been overcharged on a recent bill, and would like to send you a refund.

Its at this point they ask for your credit card or debit card information.

The Sheriff reminds residents that this is NOT a legitimate business call, and asks that you do not give your card information to anyone over the phone identifying themselves as above.