A phone scam targeting Peco customers in Philadelphia and the suburbs appears to be picking up steam, but officials say the number of people falling for the scam is dropping.
Utility companies in Pennsylvania are not allowed to shut off service to low-income residents during the winter, but that annual moratorium season ends this Tuesday, April 1st.
But a Peco spokesman added, “We would not be charging customers for using energy while their service is interrupted,”
A spokesman notes this is only for Peco customers who have not switched to other companies to be their energy supplier.
At 8:30 p.m. Saturday, many cities and towns around the globe will be observing Earth Hour. It was created by the World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness about climate change.
If you’ve heard stories about people coming to the door asking to take a look at your Peco bills, it may not be a scam.
Have you been told the president wants to help pay some of your bills? Don’t believe it, warn consumer experts.
The scammer tells the customers they are deliquent on their account and need to pay the balance in order to avoid a service shutoff.
Peco spokesman Ben Armstrong says the utility broke a demand record for electricity that was sent in August of 2006.
As temperatures rise, your electric usage is no doubt soaring too. Cranking up the air conditioning means shelling out more money when the utility bill arrives.
It’s peak termination season for PECO and now more than ever the energy company is using its last resort, forcing customers to pay up or face termination.