Jul 9, 2016 10:42 AM

Manchester police warn of utility scam

The Associated Press

MANCHESTER — Police in Manchester are alerting consumers to be aware of calls from people who claim to be from Eversource and threaten to shut off power.

Police say the caller says the homeowner's power will be disconnected unless an immediate payment is made.

They remind people that Eversource representatives never ask for instant payment in person or over the phone; do not require the use of prepaid debit cards; and never request that customers meet at a place like a department or grocery store to make a payment.

Any customers who are scheduled for disconnection due to nonpayment receive written notice via the U.S. mail. The notice includes the actions they can take to maintain service.

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