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NH Utility Company Warns Customers About Credit Card Scam

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s largest utility company is warning its customers about a scam that involves being asked to open a new credit card account in order to keep their power on.

Public Service Company of New Hampshire says utility customers in other states have been getting called by scammers pretending to be power company workers. Customers are told that their electricity will be shut off unless they buy a “Green Dot” credit card and make a payment.

PSNH says customers should not provide any financial information and should call customer service if they get such a call. The company notifies customers in writing, not by phone, if they are scheduled to lose their service.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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