Schenectady Police are looking into a series of phone scams. Each time, a person claims to be from the “National Grid Disconnect Department” and then says the business or individual owes money and if it’s not paid within the hour they are going to turn off their power. So then you’re asked to immediately put money on a prepaid card and call them back with the card numbers.
Police say National Grid does not have a “Disconnect Department.” The Schenectady PD reminds businesses and individuals to be cautious when dealing with similar situations. Businesses and individuals are urged to contact their actual provider in instances when this may occur. Anyone with any further information regarding these instances is urged to contact the Schenectady Police Departments Detective Division: 518-382-5245.