Francestown police warn residents of solar panel scam

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FRANCESTOWN –– The Francestown Police Department has issued a warning following three complaints about an individual fraudulently soliciting the sale and installation of solar panels on behalf of Eversource Power of New Hampshire.

The first report came from a Dodge Hill road resident on August 22.

The resident informed police that a man, approximately 35 years old and driving a white 2019 Toyota 4 Runner with New Hampshire registration 4441760, had claimed he was working with Eversource Power.

However, the company’s fraud department confirmed that it was not involved in any such arrangements.

Two similar incidents were reported on Greenfield road on September 15. In both cases, residents were approached by the same individual using the same vehicle.

The man was identified as a resident of Milford, New Hampshire.

The police department contacted the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office to check if the individual held a State Hawkers and Peddlers license under New Hampshire RSA 320:8.

They were informed that such permits are no longer required.

In light of this, the Francestown Police Department is urging residents to be vigilant about this particular solicitation and others in general.

Residents with concerns are instructed to contact the Better Business Bureau at (306) 422-1991.

The Bureau is open for phone calls Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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