National Grid warns customers about utility scam
Utility customers across the country are being victimized by a new scam that attempts to acquire social security and banking numbers under the guise of a government program that pays their utility bills.
The scammers ask for banking information and social security numbers, and are then give out fake account numbers tied to the fictitious program.
Scammers are using phone calls, e-mails, and going door-to-door attempting to solicit the information.
National Fuel is reminding customers that its employees always carry photo ID and travel in clearly marked vehicles. The company is urging anyone solicited in this manner to call the police.