CL&P warns of scams during power outages

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BERLIN — Connecticut Light & Power warned customers to be wary of scams.

CL&P warned people to be on their guard for people who may call them or come to their home and claim they are “from the electric company” or “CL&P.” CL&P stated in a prepared release that its customers have reported they were contacted by people who told them that service to their home would be repaired for $200 cash.

The individual or individuals were not working for CL&P, the release stated.

All CL&P employees carry company-issued identification and any contractor electricians working with CL&P carry documentation explaining the nature of their work at a specific address.

Anyone who has doubts regarding the authenticity of a phone call or visit from a person claiming to be a representative of CL&P should call customer service immediately at 800-286-2000 and ask the customer service representative to verify the call or visit.