I think I'm speaking for everyone, when I say I'm sick and tired of all the scammers! It's become the norm to have someone try and trick you and cheat you out of money almost every single day.

There has to be a stop to it somehow some way. We live in a world where we are scared to answer the phone and also don't trust emails. It's absolutely disgusting to say the least.

Now with that, there's a new scam happening in Sioux Falls. It has to do with utility meters.

The City is, in fact, currently replacing them, but please know that the City is not asking for payment for an installation fee.

However, there are scammers that have moved in on the situation to try and cheat people out of their money. If you are confronted, do not give them any money!

Customers are receiving calls from a party posing as the City of Sioux Falls. Phone call recipients are being told that the City is changing out meters and they must purchase a prepaid card as payment for an installation fee or they will have their service turned off. This is not true.

What is true is that as part of the City’s routine maintenance, Public Works is currently undertaking a system-wide change-out of meters. This change-out is FREE to customers and should not result in any interruption of service.

If you receive a call asking for money, you are advised to hang up and call the Police non emergency number at 605-367-7212.