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Police warning public of possible phone scheme

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GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. – Gloversville Police say they have begun to investigate a report of a possible fraud.

According to police, a resident received a phone call from an unknown male who claimed to be from National Grid. The male advised the resident that his power would be shut off within 45 minutes if he did not pay his outstanding balance.

The victim in the case became suspicious the male told him to call National Grid and hung up.

Police say the caller will tell victims their power will be shut off if they do not pay the outstanding balance and instructs them to provide them with bank or credit card information for payment.

Gloversville Police are advising anyone who received a call of this nature to report it to National Grid and police. The Department is also reminding people to never release any credit card or other financial or personal information over the phone to any unconfirmed callers. 

Anyone with information regarding the case is urged to call the Police Department at 773-4506, 773-4505 or 736-2100.

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