GENESEE COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Genesee County Sheriff's Office is warning of a phone scam that's been targeting both residents and businesses.

The scam involves a caller claiming they are with a utility company -- and that their services will be shut off if they don't make an immediate payment.

The Sheriff's Office reminds people that utility companies will not ask for payments by phone.

Officials ask you call a number you are sure is your utility company if you are unsure a call you received is from your utility company.