Authorities in Garden City are warning residents about a utility scam.

The police department said it has received reports of citizens receiving phone calls from someone claiming to work for the electrical department. The caller says the homeowner's meter is malfunctioning, and the homeowner must pay $600 for a replacement.

The caller ID shows the Garden City electrical department's main number, but the city said this is a scam.

Anyone who has received a similar phone call is asked to call the Garden City Police department at (620) 276-1300.