There are reports this week of Pascack Valley residents receiving telephone calls from individuals purporting to offer PSE&G customers a reduced rate on energy costs through PSE&G.
The scammers ask you to get a copy of your bill and a pen and paper so that the scammer can verify your account information.
The scammers are likely using a device to hide their true phone number/location from caller ID. One scammer phone number is reportedly “201-351-7851” out of “Hackensack, NJ.” However, this number, when called, results in immediate disconnection. The calls may originate out of Union City, NJ, or some other location. Note: a reverse lookup on whitepages.com indicates that this number is a Peerless Network landline from Boundbrook, NJ with a spam score of 4 out of 10. Others across the internet are reporting this number as spam.
Reports indicate that all scammer telephone agents speak with a heavy (Asian) Indian accent.
It is unlikely that Pascack Valley residents/PSE&G customers will benefit from giving any account information to these scammers. Proceed at your own risk.
Update 8/8/13: to avoid these calls, you may want to add the following numbers to your blocked callers list:
- 862-307-7217 (a Newark, NJ #)
- 973-841-4145 (update 8/22/13)
- 856-396-9202 from “Intelligent Energy” (update 8/23/13)