9/18/2014 - Utility scam again being reported in New Jersey
We want to make you aware of a long-running, nationwide utility scam
|that is again being reported in New Jersey. The scam involves a caller posing
|as an electric company employee threatening to shut off power unless an
|immediate payment is made, using a pre-paid debit card such as a Green Dot
|| These pre-paid cards are available at convenience stores and drug
|stores, and customers can use them to pay bills or add money to online accounts.
|However, JCP&L does not endorse the use of Green Dot cards as a bill
|If a customer receives a call from someone demanding payment of their
|electric bill by using a Green Dot card, they are being scammed and should
|report the crime to local authorities.