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 www.firstenergycorp.com/scaminfo for updates on known scams and tips to help ensure the safety of your family, property and personal information.