Sep 1, 2016 8:24 AM
Dover police say scammer posing as Eversource employee asking to see bills
DOVER- Police are advising area residents to be aware of a possible door-to-door scam.
Police say a male subject approached and knocked on the rear door of a home on Mount Vernon Street around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The male, wearing a shirt with an Eversource emblam, identified himself as an employee of Eversource Energy and asked to see the home owner’s electric bill. The resident appropriately refused at which time the subject left.
The homeowner contacted Eversource and was told that they did not have anyone working in the area at the time. Police subsequently also contacted Eversource and were told that Eversource does not send employees to customers’ homes asking to see their electric bill.
Police say his motives are unknown but the man could be attempting to obtain personal information or gain access to the inside of the home.
The subject is a white male in his 20’s, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build and shaved head.
Residents are urged not to allow any utility workers who show up unscheduled into their homes and should not provide anyone claiming to be a utility worker with private information. Residents should contact the represented utility or the police department to confirm if the person is a legitimate utility worker.
Anyone with information on this or other crimes is asked to contact the Dover Police Department at (603) 742-4646 or Dover Crimeline at (603) 749-6000 or www.dovernhcrimeline.org