Heat Related Phone Scams Involving "National Grid Reps"

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National Grid

In addition to the heat wave, there’s a warning about heat related scams.

Colonie Police have gotten reports of someone posing as a National Grid representative, threatening to shut off service and demanding payment with a wire transfer or prepaid credit card. 

If you get a call, ask the caller to give you with the last five digits of your National Grid number.

If they can't do that, hang up immediately and contact National Grid as well as local law enforcement.

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