Buffalo police raise alert over phone scam

Phone scam
Posted at 8:19 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 09:02:03-04

Buffalo Police are raising the alert over a phone scam making the rounds.

According to department officials, callers are pretending to be from National Grid and demanding money from businesses. So far there have been two incidents reported in the South Buffalo area.

Police say the scammers are the businesses, claiming their account is part due and if they don't pay immediately their service will be turned off.

If you get a call like this, you're asked to call Buffalo Police right away and notify National Grid.