Eversource warns customers about new texting scam

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An old scam with a new twist. 

Eversource is warning everyone to watch out for crooks threatening to shut off service. 

This time, instead of a phone call, they’re texting customers.

In one case, a customer was told their power would be shut off if they didn’t pay immediately.

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The victim then got a text with a bar code to use for a Coinstar deposit. 

Eversource says the company will never send messages like this. 

If you get one, report it by calling Eversource at

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