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NES Says Elderly Woman Targeted By Scam

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Electric Service wants to warn its customers of scammers who recently targeted an elderly woman.

The utility said two young men wearing safety vests approached the woman and said they worked for NES. They told her they were installing new wire underground to improve reliability and prevent power outages. While one of the men led the woman outside to view where digging would take place, the other man went into her home, and stole items from her house.

NES said customers should be aware of potential scammers, who frequently target the elderly, and often try to enter a person's home or ask for payment information.

NES said all of their field employees wear uniforms and carry photo ID badges, and all company vehicles are marked with an NES logo and/or vehicle number. They added that they never call or go door-to-door to solicit payments.

NES said if someone shows up at your home without notice and claims to represent NES, ask to see their photo ID badge. If you are still in doubt, ask them to wait outside while you call NES Customer Service at (615) 736-6900 to verify their identity.

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