Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – National Grid is alerting customers about recent reports of scams where the imposters are promising refunds or discounts over the phone.Below is a list of how National Grid says scammers are trying to prey on customers:Customers may notice their caller ID displays an incoming call is from a phone number in anearby town or even the neighborhood where they live.When customers answer the phone, a recorded message explains that due to beingoverbilled, they are owed refunds or discounts on their utility bills.The customer is instructed to press ‘1’ to learn more about the refund or discount.The customer is transferred to someone who explains that the customer is eligible for arefund or discount.The customer is then asked for personal information, which may include their utility billaccount number.The scammer also may ask for the customer’s bank account number or other personal orfinancial information. Divulging this level of information can lead to identity theft orcustomers having their bank accounts accessed.Officials say scammers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in replicating National Grid’s recorded messaging and directions for phone prompts. They say it makes it more difficult to differentiate an actual National Grid phone call from an imposter’s call.Customers who’ve fallen victim to the scam should contact National Grid immediately. The company asks customers to use the toll-free number on their billing statements. The company is offering these warning signs to identify this recent scam:Do not cave to pressure. Never – under any circumstances – offer personal or financialinformation to someone who you cannot identify.Scammers will not have access to your account information, and you should neverprovide that information if you are asked.National Grid representatives who call you will know your account number.Verify that you are speaking with a National Grid representative. Ask the caller toprovide the last five digits of your National Grid account number.If the caller does not know your account number, hang up the phone.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — Folks will get a look at prehistoric life on Thursday as John O’Shea of the University of Michigan will lead a discussion on the topic at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center.Water levels were lower 9,000 years ago, exposing dry land in parts of Lake Huron. Evidence of Caribou Hunting and homes found deep in the lake have been identified through sonar and ROV (remotely operated vehicles) technology. SCUBA divers have explored these different sites as well, collecting evidence of the subarctic Ice Age environment long ago.“There’s science happening in the sanctuary all over,” said Maritime Archaeologist Stephanie Gandulla. “People come from the different universities throughout Michigan from around the country to different biological, geological, and archaeological research so we are really excited when we have the opportunity to bring those people in and share their research with the public. ”The lecture begins at 7:00pm in the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center’s theater. Doors open at 6:30pm. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call the phone number 989-884-6200.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: archaeology, AUVs, Caribou, Evidence, john o’shea, Lake Huron, lecture series, NOAA, prehistoric, ROVs, Science, SONAR, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary, University of MichiganContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for August 8Next What’s Trending for August 9
Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 279 weeks ago Admission charge to an Easter egg hunt? What ever happened to donating goodies for our young people’s enjoyment? I guess charity is becoming a thing of the past. Report Reply 0 replies · active 279 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 279 weeks ago thank you to all the business’ for the free hunts…some families I know can’t afford to pay for one…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 279 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Wellington parent · 279 weeks ago There are several in town that are free to the public so having one that has admission shouldn’t be a big deal in my opinion. Not only that but the Rec doesn’t have many things that are free they have a staff to pay…Don’t forget I do believe that they still offer the kids club after school which is free (or used to be) and several people use that for a baby sitter!!! The flashlight hunts were fun and several people must have disagreed because there was plenty of people in attendance. Report Reply 0 replies · active 279 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Michelle · 279 weeks ago What time does the eggcellent race start? Report Reply 0 replies · active 279 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” There will be four public egg hunts in Wellington this weekend.The Wellington Recreation Commission is hosting two Worden Park egg hunts tonight. Please bring your flashlights.Eggcellent Hunt for families with small children, (and up to 5th grade) will be held west of ball field/concession area. Register today for $6 per person. $4 for three or more within same family. $5 late fee per family applies today. Walk ins will be $8 each tonight.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Teen Glow Egg Hunt for sixth through 12th grades will be held at the southeast soccer field. Check in time is 8 p.m. There is $5 admission with race time at 8:30 p.m.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Kimball Insurance and friends will once again be holding their annual Easter Egg hunt at Hargis Creek on Saturday at noon. There will be plastic eggs with candy and money. There will be four age division starting with preschool kids up to ages 10-plus. Rumor has it a full truck load of candy is being distributed with the hunt. â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Saturday is the annual Wellington Egg Hunt at Worden Park by Church Ignited for ages 0 to 11 at 10 a.m.If you have other Easter Egg Hunts you wish to advertise, just used the Comment Section below: Follow us on Twitter.