Killington police warn of utility scam calls

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KILLINGTON — Police are warning residents and businesses to be wary of scam callers impersonating utility company representatives after an incident occurred today involving a local business and a fraudulent claim of a past-due bill.

The scammer contacted the business by phone, alleging they were from Green Mountain Power and insisting the business had an outstanding bill that needed immediate payment to avoid power interruption.

The business, however, confirmed with Green Mountain Power that there had been no such attempt to collect payment over the phone and that their account was in good standing.

Authorities are reminding the public to exercise caution when receiving unsolicited calls and to never disclose personal or banking/credit card information.

The Killington Police Department and the Federal Trade Commission are prepared to take reports on scam phone calls to aid in the investigation and prevention of such fraudulent activities.

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