Someone has apparently been calling customers of both CMP and Bangor Hydro, and demanding immediate payment of the individual’s electric bills.
Bangor Hydro says its received complaints from Corinth to Machias over the past two days.
The caller requests bank account numbers, telling the customers that will allow them to electronically transfer payments in order to avoid disconnection.
If you get a phone call like this, don’t fall for the scam, if a real CMP or Bangor Hydro official calls, they’ll already have account information, the service address, and other information in front of them.
Anyone who receives such a call should notify their local police or sheriff’s department.