The Danbury Police Department is warning people against an old phone scam that's recirculating. Police have received an increase in complaints about residents receiving calls from scammers purporting to represent Eversource Electric. The scammers claim they will shut off their electricity immediately if they do not make a payment over the phone. These types of phone calls are scams. Eversource representatives never ask for instant payment in person or over the phone, nor require the use of prepaid debit cards. Customers who are scheduled for disconnection due to nonpayment receive written notice via the U.S. mail which includes the actions they can take to maintain service.