Issued By: Vermont - Attorney General's Office Affected Jurisdictions:
Headline: VT Attorney General Scam Alert: New Utility Disconnection Scam
This is an important alert about an active phone scam in Vermont.
Callers claiming to be from the power company are threatening to disconnect
service if money is not sent to them immediately. Some callers may ask where
your power meter is located. Your power company does not make calls or
threats like this - these are scam calls.
If you get one of these calls, hang up the phone. Do not call back or speak
with the scammers. Call our office to report the calls, and call your
utility if you are concerned about your service.
If you have lost money to this scam, contact us immediately. Our number is
800-649-2424 toll-free in Vermont, or dial 802-656-3183.
Together, we can stop scammers in their tracks. Please share this
information with everyone you know. Thank you!