Phone scams have been running rampant lately around Gallatin County. Here's the latest from the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office regarding a new scam:

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office has recently learned of a new telephone scam involving unknown subjects contacting local residents advising them that their power will be shut off.  The subjects are identifying themselves as NorthWestern Energy employees or representatives and demanding customers obtain a reloadable debit card and contact a 1-800 number with the card information.  This is not NorthWestern Energy’s procedure and anyone receiving such a call should recognize this as a scam and not reply.