Photo: Phone scammers using Belmont Light to fleece customers.
The caller says he is phoning from Belmont Light’s billing and collection service.
He says your account is overdue and unless the bill is settled immediately – he advises making the payment over the phone – your electrical service will be terminated.
If you receive this call, Belmont Police is telling residents to hang up immediately as it is part of an ongoing scam targeting the utility’s customers.
According to police, “legitimate billing inquiries from Belmont Light come directly from their customer service department and Belmont Light does not take telephone payments or ask for payments via immediate money orders.”
In addition, customers should never give out their financial and banking information over the phone unless they themselves initiated the call to Belmont Light.
To verify a billing inquiry or to alert Belmont Light of a suspicious phone call, please call Belmont Light Customer Service at 617-993-2800.