Central Hudson Warns Customers About New Scam Calls
If you are a Central Hudson customer be aware that there is a new scam going on.
According to Central Hudson's Facebook, there is a new scam going on regarding Central Hudson accounts. The scam will call you and say that your utility bill is overpaid and a refund is due. That will be a recorded message and then a live operator will come on and attempt to verify your account number. They will say this is to process the refund.
The Facebook post reads:
Scammers are calling again, this time indicating that your utility bill is overpaid and a refund is due. After a recorded message, a live operator will attempt to verify the account number to allegedly process the refund. Never share your account or banking information, and if in doubt, hang up and call Central Hudson at (845) 452-2700.
Central Hudson says to never give out your account or banking information. If you are doubtful of the situation, hang up and call Central Hudson at (845)-452-2700.
I don't know about you, but I make sure to never give a penny more to my utility company than I have to. So for me, I would automatically know this is fake. But if you are unsure of it, just hang up and keep your information safe.