BRATTLEBORO -- Local police are warning residents of a phone scam in which the caller states power will be cut off unless a money transfer is made.

Residents in the Brattleboro area have been getting calls from people claiming to be from Green Mountain Power, according to police. The callers say they will shut off the power if the residents don't meet them to make a money transfer.

Police are warning residents not to meet with the callers, but to call Green Mountain Power to verify that the power is not being disconnected. Residents are being asked to call the Brattleboro Police Department if they receive such calls.