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Kilmartin, National Grid warn of more telephone scams

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By Sean Cahill

Twitter: @CahillSeanABC6

Scammers are at it again pretending to be representatives from National Grid demanding immediate payment to avoid service shutoff according to Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and National Grid.

The Consumer Protection Unit of the Office of Attorney General received numerous phone calls this today from business owners who have been contacted by the scammers.

Both Kilmartin and National Grid are reminding business owners and all residents that National Grid does contact customers with past due balances by phone to offer payment options, but they never demand direct payment over the phone.

Customers who have received calls demanding immediate payment and are asked to wire money using a "Green Dot" card or for bank account information should contact National Grid immediately at National Grid's Customer Contact Center at 1-800-322-3223. 

While only reports to businesses have been reported, Kilmartin and Grid are concerned the scam may spread to homeowners. 

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