Phone scamRecently local residents and businesses have been receiving calls from scammers claiming to be representatives of both the IRS and PECO Energy. The callers are telling people that their electric bill is overdue or back taxes are owed. They then demand you obtain prepaid money or itunes gift cards and make payment immediately otherwise your service will be shut off or you will be arrested. If you receive calls from someone claiming they represent PECO or the IRS do not fall for this! If you believe there is a problem with your PECO account or your bill is overdue please contact PECO customer service at 1-800-494-4000. For IRS impersonation contact the IRS hotline at 1-800-366-4484 or you can report it to the IRS through their website at: www.tigta.gov.

 

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