Beware of scammers pretending to be National Grid

National Grid is warning their customers that scammers are calling and identifying themselves as National Grid employees in order to get personal banking or credit card numbers.

National Grid has received reports over the past few weeks about the scam callers threatening service shut-off, and are asking for money orders, pre-paid cards or other forms of payment.

National Grid may call and request payment information for customers with previous balances, but the company urges anyone who is not sure if a caller is a legitimate National Grid employee to hang up and verify the identity of the caller by dialing 1-800-642-4272.

Customers who think they have been scammed should report it to local law enforcement.