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Ameren and local law enforcement want you to be aware of a recent phone scam. Authorities say 15 businesses have reported calls from a person claiming to represent Ameren. The person is threatening to shut off the customer’s power if they don’t receive payment. The businesses reporting the calls are located in Carbondale, Carterville, Marion, and Herrin. If you receive a call similar to this hang up immediately and call Ameren Illinois at 1-800-755-5000.