Cape May Police: Phone Scammer Posing as Atlantic City Electric Rep

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CAPE MAY, N.J. -

Police in Cape May have issued an alert to residents about phone scams following reports of scammers posing as an Atlantic City Electric representative.

On Wednesday, January 3rd, police were notified that residents were receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from the electric company and stating that the call recipient had an overdue bill.

Police are reminding everyone to never give out personal or payment information over the phone.

The scammer then told the victims their meters would be removed and power would be shut off immediately if they did not pay.

Police are reminding everyone to never give out personal or payment information over the phone.

Officials with Atlantic City Electric are reminding customers to only pay bills online or by calling the company's Customer Care number directly. Atlantic City Electric representatives will not contact you and ask for immediate payment over the phone.

If you are contacted by a scammer, report it to your local police department.

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