For Immediate Release
MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic
City Electric reminds residential and commercial customers to take precautions
when someone claiming to represent a business contacts them either in person or
City Electric is continually alerting residents and its customers to avoid
falling victim to a "Green Dot MoneyPak" scam. Information from law enforcement
officials and other utilities has indicated that scammers are continuing to
target residential and commercial customers.
are telling these customers that the location's electric service account is delinquent
and will be shut off for non-payment unless the customer purchases a
"Green Dot MoneyPak" for a specific amount the scammer dictates from stores
including CVS, Rite Aid and WaWa.
are given instructions to call a scammer telephone number with their credit
card account number and pin. Once the scammer obtains the card's identifying
information, the value is then downloaded, swept and stolen. These transactions
companies, including Atlantic City Electric, will contact customers in person
or via phone for various reasons. If someone claims to represent Atlantic City
Electric, it's important that individuals take precautions to verify that the
person calling is affiliated with Atlantic City Electric, especially if that
person is requesting an immediate monetary payment.
addressing past due accounts, Atlantic City Electric never endorses a specific
form of payment. Instead, multiple payment options are always given to the
City Electric advises customers to ask for official photo identification from
any person who shows up at their door. Employees from reputable companies will
carry official company identification cards. If proper identification cannot be
produced, customers should notify police and the company with whom the
individual claims to be associated.
if someone calls saying they represent a certain company, customers should ask
them to verify their identity and affiliation. If customers have any doubt
about the validity of a person's claim to represent Atlantic City Electric,
they should call the company immediately at 1-800-642-3780.
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