NB Police: Watch Out For CL&P Phone Scam
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ New Britain police are warning of telephone scams targeting Latino residents.
Police said Friday it’s received numerous complaints in the last month about a scam by callers speaking Spanish and identifying themselves as representatives of Connecticut Light & Power.
Callers falsely tell residents that the utility has detected excessive voltage being drawn from the target’s home and it must be fixed immediately.
The person being called is warned of a fire without a fix. The person being called is told to provide money immediately on a prepaid money card.
Callers are told that failure to do so will result in electricity cut off.
Police advise anyone receiving such a call to hang up and notify the subsidiary of Northeast Utilities. A CL&P spokesman did not immediately return a call.
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