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Police Warn Fairfield County Residents Of Power Company Scam

Eversource crews in Connecticut.
Eversource crews in Connecticut. Photo Credit: Eversource

After thousands in the tri-state area lost power for several days following a pair of storms that left trees, utility poles and power lines strewn about, the Westport Police Department is warning residents and business owners to be cautious of opportunistic fraudsters posing as Eversource employees.

The Westport Police Department issued an alert over the weekend after receiving multiple complaints from businesses in town regarding a power company scam. Police said that the businesses have received call from persons purporting to be from Eversource Energy advising they will not have their power restored unless they provide over the phone payment.

As of Tuesday afternoon, following a third winter storm in less than two weeks, 4,347 Eversource customers in Connecticut were reporting outages, of their 1,269,304 customers, affecting less than 1 percent of the population.

According to police, Eversource crews have been working tirelessly to restore power to residents and businesses in Westport. The company does not require additional payment for this service. Please do not provide personal information or credit card information to anyone over the phone.

Anyone who believes they may have been victimized by the scam have been asked to contact the Westport Police Department by calling (203) 341-6000.

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