Scam alert from Wareham Police

Now it's utility bill collection scams

A public service alert from the Wareham Police:

Wareham Police would like to advise everyone that there has been a higher number of calls received recently about a potential scam pertaining to your electric service. If you receive a call about your bill, indicating it is past due and your service is in danger of being suspended or terminated, Please contact NSTAR / EVERSOURCE or the agency that supplies your power to your residence/business. 

This is only a safety message and a reminder that you should always verify who you are speaking to on the phone before providing any personal information. Don't become a victim by speaking freely without verifying who is on the phone. This does not only apply to NSTAR / EVERSOURCE. This applies to most calls you receive about anything to do with your finances or personal information. Again if for some reason you do receive these calls. Take NO action until you have verified who you are talking to. Usually you can easily verify the call or intent to collect a debt by obtaining a call back number (not from the person calling and making the demand) and call the company back yourself. If you do or don't owe money then just hang up! welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on