Phone Transition Scam 

The transition from Verizon to Fairpoint gains momentum beginning on Friday, and regulators are warning that some are trying to take advantage of the confusion.

The Public Utilities Commission says that during the complex transition taking place over the next couple of weeks, scammers may try to seek personal information from Maine residents and businesses.

The chairwoman of the PUC reports businesses are getting calls saying their account numbers are needed right away to help with the transition.

It’s not true.

The PUC tells consumers not to be fooled, and not to give out personal or billing information to someone who calls.