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Town of Lewiston Police issue alert about telephone scam

TOWN OF LEWISTON – Town police are warning residents about a telephone scam artist claiming to represent National Grid.

A Portage Road woman told police that she received a call on Wednesday morning informing her that she owed $900 to the utility and her electricity would be shut off if she did not pay the amount due. She told police that when she contacted National Grid, she was told the company had received 40 such calls over a 24-hour period detailing similar scam attempts.