The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office is advising local residents that a new scam is being attempted in our area. Residents and businesses are receiving calls from individuals claiming to be from DTE customer service collecting payments, but police are saying it’s a scam. The Sheriff’s Office reported that last weekend a Port Huron Township business was contacted by phone. The owner of the business was told she was behind on payments, and if she didn’t pay up, the power would be shut off. She was given an 833 phone number to verify the information. She told deputies that when she called the number, it sounded very similar to the message she received when she called an actual DTE customer service number. Fortunately, she did not give the caller any credit card information. In light of this event, a spokesperson for DTE Energy’s Corporate Security is reminding people that DTE never collects payments by contacting the customer over the phone or in person.