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Lewiston scam asks for pre-paid credit card to pay for utilities

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Posted at 2:28 PM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 14:28:19-05

Lewiston Police are warning warning residents and business owners about a scam from callers claiming to be from National Grid or National Fuel.

Police say they have received multiple reports of residents receiving calls saying a payment must be made immediately or their service would be discontinued. Callers are being told to pay using a pre-paid credit card. Utility services will not ask for payment this way.

Do not call the number the scammers provide to make a payment. If you are unsure whether or not the call is legitimate, call the number on your utility statement to verify.