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Central Maine Power Warns of Phone Scam
08/22/2013 05:01 PM ET  

Company spokesperson Gail Rice says a number of customers with up-to-date accounts have complained about receiving collection calls from someone claiming to represent CMP.

Central Maine Power is warning customers about a phone scam which seems to have been aimed at small businesses and restaurants in the Lewiston-Auburn, Portland and Augusta areas, so far. Company spokesperson Gail Rice says a number of customers have complained about receiving collection calls from someone claiming to represent CMP.

"What's interesting about some of these call is that I think the majority of them were received by customers whose accounts were current," Rice says. "They didn't owe us anything. They were in good standing. And so there was absolutely no reason to receive that call."

Rice says some customers have been instructed to deposit cash or a money order into bogus accounts through convenience store cash transfer systems. Others have been instructed to call a specified number and provide financial information.

Rice says CMP will not call a customer for payment if his or her account is in good standing. She says customers who need to make an urgent payment should only do so through the CMP Web site, or at one of the payment agents listed on the Web site. Customers with any questions, she says, should call CMP.

This story was written and reported by Ed Morin.


 

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