Cranford Police: Be Aware Of This Phone Scam

Police are hearing reports that someone calls saying they are from PSE&G and the company demands payment immediately -- or it will shut of the service.

There's a scam going around lately in which a caller purporting to be from PSE&G demands instant payment from homeowners. 

"Phony callers impersonating PSE&G service representatives are stating that service will be disconnected unless the target wires cash via Money-gram/Western Union, purchases pre-paid debit cards, or provides banking information over the phone for a debit withdrawal," reports the Cranford Police Dept. 

Don't fall for it. 

Always be cautious when providing personal or financial information via telephone to anyone, the police advise. 

If you get one of these calls, and you think its a scam, call your local police department. They will want to know the exact time of the call and the originating telephone number if available.

Last month, PSE&G warned its users to be wary of bogus pending utility bill that beckon you to click a link to view account information. Utilities across the country, including PSEG Long Island, have recently reported similar scams.


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