Candia gas station owner recounts PSNH bill scam
She was troubled when the person on the line asked her to go to Walgreens or Walmart and pick up prepaid credit cards to pay a past due bill.
“I think it’s important to let people know this is going on,” Cresta said.
“He had some information that first led me to believe he was legitimate," she said. "I mean, the check amount he provided was right, so that was kind of strange, but I thought it odd when he said I needed to go get cash cards, and only a certain type of card, to submit a payment.”
PSNH this year has issued two news releases warning customers of email and phone scams.
The first involves situations almost identical to Cresta’s, where "Green Dot" or "Vanilla" prepaid cards are requested to prevent a person’s residential or business electricity from being shut off.
Any inquiries not consistent with that procedure likely are fraudulent, Conner said.“In this case, customers should not provide any type of payment or financial information and should call customer service immediately at 1-800-662-7764, and local law enforcement, to report the incident,” Conner said.
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