A press release from Connecticut Light & Power:
Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) has received reports from Niantic of two men going door-to-door requesting to see customer's electric bills. The men are reportedly identifying themselves as CL&P employees and carrying counterfeit identification badges.
CL&P does not conduct such solicitation calls or visits unless we need access to our equipment or there is a safety concern.
All CL&P employees carry company-issued photo identification and use vehicles marked with the CL&P logo. In addition, any electrical contractors working with CL&P carry documentation explaining the nature and location of their work.
If a customer receives a call or a visit to their home such as the one in Niantic, CL&P recommends:
- Hang up the phone or decline the door-to-door offer, even if the person claims to have some form of proof, such as a “badge number” from the utility company. Call CL&P directly at (800) 286-2000 to confirm any offers.
- Never provide your Social Security number or personal financial information to any unsolicited caller or visitor, even if the caller or visitor seems legitimate.
- Report the incident to your local police.