ERMU staff has been notified of a utility scam that appears to be targeting the Elk River area. An unknown party is contacting our customers by phone claiming to be from the "electric company" and then threatens to disconnect service if a credit card payment is not made by telephone. Customers are then being given a 1-888 phone number to call to make their payment. Please be aware that ERMU would never call a customer and insist upon payment by credit card. Please contact us immediately at 763-441-2020 if you receive this type of solicitation.