Concord Municipal Light Plant is alerting its customers of a phone scam.
According to a report on its Twitter page, customers are receiving calls claiming to be CMLP and warning them of a shut-off of service for non-payment in 30 minus.
“We won’t do this without several notices prior,” CMLP wrote. “Don’t provide personal information. CMLP would not require you to give a credit or gift card, or purchase a debit card.”
Tips from the FTC
Even if it’s not a scammer calling, if a company is calling you illegally, it’s not a company you want to do business with. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), when you get a robocall, don’t press any numbers. Just hang up. Instead of letting you speak to a live operator or remove you from their call list, it might lead to more robocalls.
Scammers can use the internet to make calls from all over the world. They don’t care if you’re on the National Do Not Call Registry, the FTC says. That’s why your best…