Hackettstown police warn of JCP&L phone scam

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (Warren County) – Hackettstown police are warning residents about a telephone scam involving phony calls regarding their electric bills.

Police have received complaints about a scam involving a caller who identifies himself or herself as a representative of Jersey Central Power & Light. The culprits were using the phone number 855-647-2931, police said.

Customers who are behind on their accounts receive written notices of a possible disconnection and how to prevent it. Our representatives will not call or email to demand immediate payment or threaten imminent shutoff, according to Jersey Central Power & Light.

Police have recommended the following tips if a resident receives a phony call:
-If you receive a suspicious call, hang up immediately.

-Never give out any sensitive information such as social security numbers or bank account information.

-Visit the Scam and Fraud Information section on the FirstEnergy website at for updates on known scams and tips to help ensure the safety of your family, property and personal information.

By: Jay Edwards
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