September 19, 2013

Police: Scam targets Kennebunk Light & Power customers

By Edward D. Murphy emurphy@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

KENNEBUNK – Police say Kennebunk Light & Power District customers are being targeted in a scam.

According to police, KLP customers have been called by someone claiming to represent the utility and told that their bill is past due and power would be cut off within an hour or two without a payment.

The customers were then given an 800 number to call and make a payment.

Kennebunk police said they took reports about calls on Sept. 14 from several customers. No payments were made, they said.

Police said the 800 number was registered in Utah. Officers called the number and the call was unanswered and went directly to voicemail.

KLP officials said they would not attempt to seek payment on overdue bills in the manner that the callers did. Customers are urged to contact KLP if they get a similar call to alert them to the scam and check on their accounts.

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