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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler and Commissioner of Consumer Affairs and Weights and Measures Charles Mitchell are warning residents about a scam targeting Orange and Rockland customers.
According to Mitchell, the scheme involves individuals posing as O&R employees calling unsuspecting customers and threatening them with the immediate shut off of their electric service if they don’t pay bogus bills with Green Dot or other prepaid debit cards.
Mitchell wants consumers to know:
“It’s troubling to know that these types of scams are targeting Orange County residents,” Hoovler said. “I appreciate that O&R is vigilant about addressing this scam and I want residents to be aware that we are here to help. If you have a question, concern or complaint, I urge you to contact our Consumer Affairs department, the District Attorney’s Office or local law enforcement.”
If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from O&R or Rockland Electric stating that a payment is required within hours and threatening to immediately shut off your service, O&R urges you to:
For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.