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New England News
10:05 am
Sun November 16, 2014

Vermont AG Warns About Phone Scam

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Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell is warning state residents about a phone scam targeting electric power customers in which callers threaten to shut off customers' power if money is not sent immediately.

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New England News
11:15 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Green Mountain Power Warns Of Phone Scam

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Green Mountain Power says several of its customers have received phone calls from people saying they are associated with the utility and threatening immediate disconnection of service if the customer doesn't pay past due accounts.

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WAMC News
4:46 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Troy Woman Accused of One Fund Scam Fights Extradition

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An upstate New York woman accused of scamming almost half a million dollars from the fund for Boston Marathon bombing victims is fighting extradition to Massachusetts. Troy City Court officials say 26-year-old Audrea Gause refused Tuesday to waive her right to an extradition hearing and go voluntarily to face a larceny charge.

The Troy woman was arrested Friday. She's being held on a fugitive warrant.

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New England News
11:00 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Text Message Scam Hits Massachusetts

Worcester District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. says there's an ongoing scam in which consumers get text messages saying they've won $1,000 Best Buy gift cards.

But the text is from scammers seeking credit card information.

The district attorney says text recipients are directed to a website that looks connected to the electronics retailer, but isn't.

The website asks consumers to provide their credit card info to collect the prize.

Authorities say the scam is widespread and recently made its way to Worcester County.

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New England News
4:05 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Mass. Officials Warn of Phone Scam

The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation says residents who get a call from someone claiming to be from the agency asking for money are being scammed.

The agency said Tuesday a woman called them last week to say she had received a voice mail from a man who said he was from the office.

The woman called the number back and was told she had won $300,000, but would have to send in a $360 check for "insurance." She was told once the check was received, winnings would be transferred to her. She hung up.

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