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Don't Fall For Latest Scam Phone Call, Easton Police Warn

Easton Police Chief Timothy Shaw
Easton Police Chief Timothy Shaw Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTON, Conn. — After an Easton resident reported getting a scam phone call about their electric bill, the Easton Police Department is warning residents not to fall victim to such scams.

A town resident reported receiving a call on July 24 from someone claiming to be from the “Finance Department for your electric provider,” police said.

In the scam, the caller advised the resident that he was behind on his electricity payments and his power would be shut off in 45 minutes to an hour if he did not pay, police said.

The caller advised the resident to go to Rite Aid, get $500 worth of gift cards and provide him with the authorization code, police said.

Easton police remind all residents that Eversource, United Illuminating and other utilities will never demand immediate payment over the phone and will never demand payment via a gift card.

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