Green Dot MoneyPak
Some Suffolk County businesses have reported receiving a call from someone who claims to work for the utility company and threatens to turn off electricity unless immediate payment is made.
As part of the scam, someone claiming to work for the utility calls customers and threatens to turn off their electricity if they don’t use cash to buy a Green Dot MoneyPak card to pay their bills.
LIPA posted a warning on its website advising customers who receive suspicious calls to just hang up. The utility said they never demand direct payment over the telephone and don’t accept credit or debit card payments.