Beware of scammers posing as Con Ed workers, pol warns
State Sen. Diane Savino has issued a warning to her constituents to be on the alert for crooks posing as Con Edison or National Grid workers pretending to read meters or collect outstanding bills during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Please do not respond to phone scams alleging they represent the utilities,” Savino wrote in an email to constituents.
Savino, a Democrat representing Coney Island and parts of Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge, said she took part in a conference call earlier this week with officials from Con Ed and National Grid to review the policies the two utilities have put in place in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Many scammers are trying to take advantage of frightened people,” she wrote.