Utility Phone Scam

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You might think with all of the publicity, news reports and public service messages warning about scams, people would be more vigilant — and more suspicious.  But , anyone can fall victim to a scamster.

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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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Electric utilities NStar and Western Massachusetts Electric Co. are warning about a scam targeting their customers.

In the scam, someone calls homeowners or businesses and says their power will be shut off unless they make an immediate payment.

A Vermont utility is warning customers about a phone scam.