Sep 23, 2015 4:37 PM

NH1 News Investigates Off the Hook: Scammers claiming to be Eversource Reps, asking customers to cough up cash

GOFFSTOWN - Another scam has hit the Granite State and this time the criminals are claiming they are the largest energy provider.

The victims are being told that if they do not pay their so-called Eversource bill than the lights in their homes will be turned off.

Lea Devrient got one of these scamming calls but knew that the caller was a crook - telling her she had an hour to pay her bill.

But Devrient's bill was already paid in full for the month.

"It sounded bogus to me," Devrient said.

Lea was event 'transferred' to the alleged business departmnet of Eversource but still didn't buy it.

So she hung up and called Eversource directly - only to have a representative tell her there was no problem with her bill.

When NH1 News reached out to Eversource they knew about the scam and said,

"...We do not call customers to demand immediate payment under the threat of shutoff. All shutoff notification are made initally by mail and customers facing payment delinquency are always urged to call us to make arrangements..."

Now, Lea is warning as many of customers as she can.

"It's not cool that they're trying to rip people off like that. It kind of ticked me off," Lea said.

Eversource said the company is also using social media to get the word of the scam out to customers.

For more information on how not to become a vicitm, check out the Eversource website here.


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