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The Newtown Police Department is cautioning that scammers are taking advantage of this high demand utility season, posing as Eversource employees in an attempt to scare people into giving money or sensitive information.  Even if the caller ID says Eversource, Police remind people to not fall prey to the scare tactics.  Things to look out for are threats of immediate power disconnection, demands for immediate payment, or requests to pay with unusual methods such as gift cards.  Eversource will not turn the power off without prior written warning, and do not demand immediate payments.  If something seems suspicious, hang up and call Eversource directly at 800-286-2000.  The scammer might try to direct you to another phone number, but do not call it. 

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