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Phone Scammers Target Electric Customers In N.H.

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Eversource and state regulators are reminding electric customers to be wary of phone scams. The Public Utilities Commission says various phone scams appear to be active in the state right now.

In one recent scam, a caller offers customers – especially senior citizens – a 30 percent discount on their bill.

Officials say scammers may demand immediate payment, sometimes via prepaid debit cards. Or they may threaten to shut off a customer's power.

Officials say real utilities won't do any of that over the phone.

They say residents should always call their utility directly to confirm any suspicious requests.

Annie has covered the environment, energy, climate change and the Seacoast region for NHPR since 2017. She leads the newsroom's climate reporting project, By Degrees.

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