Scam warning about utility payments

We have new infor­ma­tion about a util­ity scam in Mont­pe­lier. A res­i­dent called police to say some­one had called from the “elec­tric depart­ment” and told the home­owner they were late on their pay­ment. The home­owner began to ask ques­tions, and the caller hung up.
Police Chief Dan McGee warns res­i­dents that the vil­lage ties util­i­ties together, and no one would call you about a sin­gu­lar util­ity ser­vice. He also said any time any­one calls you and force­fully urges you to make a pay­ment imme­di­ately on the phone, it’s a scam. They typ­i­cally demand money orders, wire trans­fers, or pre-paid debit card be sent to square the bill. If you get a call like this, hang up.

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