Eversource, officials warn of attempted power bill scams
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities in New Hampshire say scammers posing as Eversource Energy employees are threatening to turn off people’s power if they don’t get paid.
The scammers are hitting the Manchester area following two nor’easters that left many in the state without power. WMUR-TV reports the scammers are calling individuals and organizations, calling a veterinary center in one instance — claiming power would be shut off if the business did not pay nearly $3,000 in 20 minutes.
Two different scammers walked into an apartment building in Manchester on back-to-back days and knocked on a resident’s door, fleeing after the resident told them to go to the building’s main office.
Eversource says its employees won’t ask for money out in the field.
Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com