Scam Artists Target Fairhaven Business
For the second year in a row, a Fairhaven business has been targeted in a phone-scam.
Fairhaven Police Sgt. Kevin Kobza says a Route Six business last year complied with the demands of a caller who identified himself as a utility employee who threatened to shut off their power if they did not pay their bill immediately.
The business, fearing they would lose power during a busy part of the day, provided the caller with information and was bilked out of a large amount of cash.
Kobza says the same business received a similar call this week, but this time they told the con artist they would only pay in cash if the caller showed up in person. No one showed up.
Eversource spokesman Mike Durand says Eversource does not threaten customers. If you are approached by anyone about your overdue bill, call the company or the Police.
Sgt. Kobza is also reminding residents and business-owners to never give information over the phone.