Recent incidents in Springville and Grantsville have prompted Mountain Fuel Supply Co. officials to issue a warning to customers to beware of telephone calls directing them to make monthly payments to addresses not associated with Mountain Fuel.

"Customers who are contacted by individuals claiming to represent Mountain Fuel should not hesitate to call the company for verification," said Susan Glasmann, Mountain Fuel spokesperson.Glasmann said customers in the two cities were recently contacted by telephone by persons claiming to represent the company and asking that payments be made to addresses not associated with the company. Those contacted became suspicious and contacted Mountain Fuel offices.

She emphasized that customers contacted in person by a Mountain Fuel representative should ask to see proper identification. If a customer is suspicious or concerned about a telephone contact, verification that the caller is a Mountain Fuel employee should be obtained by calling the local Mountain Fuel office.