AUDUBON, N.J., (CBS) — Some PSE&G customers lost power as a result of Wednesday’s storms and some people may have been taking advantage of that to scam some PSE&G customers.
According to the Audubon Police Department’s Facebook page, officers responded to two incidents of suspicious solicitors posing as PSE&G employees.READ MORE: Student Shoots Himself In Leg Inside West Philadelphia School With Metal Detectors, Police Say
Police say both occurred on Thursday and the individuals claiming to be with PSE&G had clipboards with electric bills on them. Authorities added that they were wearing black and white laminated badges that were described as “cheap looking.”READ MORE: Man Shot, Killed Inside West Philadelphia Corner Store, Police Say
Police say they were attempting to trick people into believing they were with the company and talk them into changing their electric power.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia High School Works To Return Native American Remains
Audubon Police are warning homeowners to beware of people going door-to-door soliciting. They are reminding residents that real PSE&G employees will be easy to identify due to their orange shirts and identification with PSE&G clearly visible on it.