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SHREWSBURY, Massachusetts – The Shrewsbury Police Department is warning our citizens of a scam that is ongoing. It appears that citizens and businesses in Shrewsbury are being called on the phone and the caller is claiming to be from National Grid or SELCO (Shrewsbury Electric & Cable). The scammer then claims that the customer has a bill in arrears and must pay or their electricity will be shut off. Victims are then instructed to purchase a green dot money card and call the agency back. Once this happens the victim’s money is drained from the card and they have been scammed. In Shrewsbury multiple cases have been reported to the Police. Victims who have been scammed out of money are asked to call the Shrewsbury Police for the initial report and then to follow up with a call to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office. If you receive a call that is suspicious do not provide any information or money and hang up. Call your local utilities to verify the status of your account. These scams are being reported throughout the United States and we are asking our citizens to remain vigilant. The Shrewsbury Police number is 508-845-1212. The Attorney General’s Office number is 617-727-8400.
SELCO’s help desk number is 508-841-8572.
Sgt. Alfred Charles Pratt II
Shrewsbury Police Department