SOLICITATION ALERT from MET-ED Received from Met-Ed (First Energy Corp.) Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Scam artists claiming to work for Met-Ed have been targeting area residents and businesses.
Met-Ed customers are urged to be aware of the ongoing, nationwide scam involving a telephone caller posing as a utility company employee threatening to shut off power unless immediated payment is made.
If your Met-Ed account is past-due, you will receive a written notice of your account status, with instructions on how to avoid disconnection of service. While a Met-Ed representative may call a customer whose bill is in arrears in order to remind them that a payment is due, the representative would explain how a payment can be made using our established payment options. They WILL NOT demand payment over the phone.
If a caller threatens to shut off your power unless immediate payment is received, Hang Up! If you wish to verify your account status or the identity of a Met-Ed employee, please call 1-800-545-7741.
A Note from Jacobus Borough:REMEMBER, any business or individual soliciting business within the boundaries of Jacobus Borough must carry a Solicitation, or TRM (Transient Merchant Retail), License issued by Jacobus Borough (Permits/Licenses from other municipalities are NOT valid in Jacobus Borough). If they cannot produce a license ask them to leave and call 911 to report the matter to York Area Regional Police Department.
Jacobus Borough 126 N. Cherry Lane • Jacobus, Pennsylvania 17407-1000 Phone (717) 428-1752 • Fax (717) 428-0588 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org