NPD warns of another phone scam

NORWICH – A number of area residents and at least one Norwich business have notified authorities of a new scam that is making its way around upstate NYSEG customers, and police are now warning community members to exercise caution with regard to their personal information.

NYSEG utility customers are being contacted by phone by individual(s) stating that they work for NYSEG accounts. The caller then fabricates a story that indicated that “a problem occurred” with a past utility payment, and that service will be terminated if the account is not made current through an immediate payment.

According to business owner Sarah Woods, the caller instructed to purchase a ‘money card/debit card’ at a local retail store and send the payment in that fashion; otherwise they may be in jeopardy of having service disconnected.

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