RNJ News Department

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 www.firstenergycorp.com/scaminfo 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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