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May 3, 2014

'Gas company' scam calls reported

NEWBURYPORT — Newburyport police and the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce are warning local people to be aware of a scam involving a “gas company” representative.

Numerous businesses and people have been called by the phony company, which requests payments to be made over the phone by credit card.

“One of the names of the alleged callers is Anthony Jackson from a 617 phone number. Please be aware of these calls and do not make payments over the phone,” the Chamber said in a statement sent to its members.

The Chamber contacted National Grid, the region’s natural gas provider, and confirmed that the calls are scams.

Incidents of scam calls can be reported to the Newburyport police.

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