In the time of a crisis there will always be people who will try to take advantage of people. Be aware of how people are trying to scam New York residents.

Are you feeling the heat? Do you have your air conditioning unit to the max? The heatwave sweeping the Hudson Valley for days will do a number on everyone's electric bill. These weather conditions can also cause brown outs.

According to News 10 ABC, police say that telephone scammers in Albany are posing as a local electric company and demanding an immediate bill pay. Should something like this happen here on the Hudson Valley be sure to hang up and contact your electric company if anything seems out of the ordinary.

Don't be fooled and stay safe.

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