Westport police are warning business owners about a recent utility company scams.
Police said scammers are targeting businesses through phone calls and emails. The scammers typically claim to be from the electric company and tellbusinesses their bill payment is overdue. The caller will say that if payment isn’t provided within 30 minutes, utilities will be shut off. The scammers then request the payment be made through prepared money cards or money wiring services.
Scammers may also sent emails with similar claims and provide a phone number to call.
Police said if you receive such a communication, check monthly statements or call your utility company directly to check the legitimacy of it before sending any money.