Authorities have received reports from a number of Des Moines residents and businesses that have been targeted by scams involving money card payments. The scam begins when someone claiming to be associated with a business, utility or law enforcement calls the victim, claiming that the victim is behind on a payment and will face loss of services or legal consequences if they don't pay immediately. The caller tells the victim to buy a money card and call back with the card number. In different reports, the caller has claimed to be from MidAmerican Energy, the IRS, and a law enforcement official who arrested a victim’s family member. Suspects have apparently been creating a fake caller ID to make the call appear legitimate.