AG, National Grid warn of bill scammers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The state attorney general’s office and National Grid are warning the utility’s customers about scammers posing as bill collectors.

They said Monday there has been an increase in the number of reported scam attempts targeting residential and business electricity and natural gas customers over the past several weeks.

The scammers use phone calls, texts, emails and even in-person visits to tell customers that their service will be terminated unless they settle unpaid bills.

Attorney General Peter Neronha tells customers to never give out personal or financial information over the phone.