Marblehead Municipal Light Department warns of phone scam

The town’s Municipal Light Department is warning residents of a scam in which the caller will claim that the department will shut off the victims’ power if they do not make a payment within 30 minutes.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, the department stated that it is not the MMLD who is calling and to not give any payment information over the phone. 

One Facebook user who commented on the post stated that they reside in Swampscott and also received the call. 

The department also asked residents to spread word to friends and neighbors to let them know it is a scam.