Vermont officials warn of utility disconnection scam

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The Vermont Attorney General’s Office is warning residents that scammers are calling electricity customers in the state, claiming that they will cut off power immediately unless payment is made.

The attorney general’s office says the scammers are claiming to be from Green Mountain Power. A similar scheme in the past has claimed affiliations with other utility companies, including Vermont Electric Co-op and Burlington Electric.

Officials say anyone who receives the call should hang up immediately. Do not make payments or provide any personal imformation, they warn.

People who have received the calls or have questions can call the Consumer Assistance Program at 800-649-2424.

Customers can also call their utility company if they have concerns about the legitimacy of any utility disconnection call.

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