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|Chief Timothy Butts||539.5380|
|Sergeant Anthony Sacco|
The Effingham Police Dept. would like to advise citizens of a payment scam that continues to target New England and NH residents and businesses. EVERSOURCE Community Relations Dept. advises that EVERSOURCE has a payment policy that DOES NOT include demanding instant payment or payment immediately over the phone. EVERSOURCE is urging all its customers to be aware of scams perpetrated either in person or over the phone.
Please contact the Effingham Police Dept. should you be contacted in such a manner.
Several residents reported to the Effingham Police Dept. that they have received a call from a male subject identifying himself as an Enforcement Agent from the US Internal Revenue Service. The caller, reported to have a heavy Far or Middle Eastern accent, advised the call recipient that they owe money and fines to the IRS and that a warrant has been issued for their arrest. Please be advised that Law Enforcement will NEVER contact you in such a manner. Calls of this nature should be reported to the Effingham Police Dept. at 603-539-5380.
This is a tax scam that can also be reported online at http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts
Forwarded from the Sandwich Police Dept.: The Laconia Police Dept. is currently investigating numerous reports of phone scams aimed at local businesses in that city. An unknown source is claiming to be with Eversource (formerly PSNH). The caller reports to the business that they are delinquent on their payment and that their power will be terminated if they do not pay immediately. Please call Eversource should you receive such a call. Your call to Eversource will help you verify the truthfulness of this claim and will also document the matter so Eversource can investigate the matter internally.