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|IRS SCAM ALERT:
We have been receiving multiple telephone calls from residents concerning the IRS scam.
PLEASE do not respond to or give money to anyone calling and telling you they are with the IRS.
The local Police, Sheriff and/or State Police DO NOT get involved with collecting money owed to the
IRS contrary to what the caller will tell you. If you receive any calls, hang the phone up. The IRS also
does not take Blue Dot payments over the phone.
If you know of a person who has received a call or is, in your judgement one who may fall for this scam,
please reach out to them and let them know. As always, any questions can be forwarded to us at 908-995-4670.
|61 Church Road
Milford, New Jersey 08848
Dispatch: (908) 995.4670
Office: (908) 995.2804
Emergency Dial 9-1-1
| JCP&L SCAM ALERT:
JCP&L has received increased reports of scammers targeting utility customers. In the latest scam, a telephone caller poses as an electric utility
company employee and threatens to shut off the customer’s power unless an immediate payment is made. In many cases, the customer is told to
pay using a pre-paid debit card, such as a Green Dot/MoneyPak card, a money transfer service like Money Gram or Western Union, or in person at
a physical location.
Be aware that scammers often use Caller ID spoofing software to lead you to believe you are receiving a call from JCP&L, and/or provide you with
a fake “verification” phone number. These call-back numbers may even include exact replicas of greetings and hold messages you would hear
when calling JCP&L’s Contact Center.
Facts to remember:
• If your account is past-due, you will receive a written notice of your account status, with instructions on how to avoid disconnection of service.
• While JCP&L representatives 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 JCP&L’s established payment options.
• They will not demand a payment over the phone or at a particular physical location.
• JCP&L does not accept prepaid debit cards or wire transfers as payment, and our representatives will not demand your bank information or
credit card number over the phone.
What you should do:
• If you receive a suspicious call, hang up immediately.
• If you believe you have been a victim of this scam, please contact your local police department or the state attorney general’s office.
• If you have purchased a Green Dot card to pay your electric bill and would like to request a refund from Green Dot/MoneyPak, visit www.
*FirstEnergy is not affiliated with Green Dot Corporation and is not responsible for any refunds associated with Green Dot purchases. Any
questions regarding the MoneyPak Refund Request should be directed to Green Dot Corporation.
Visit the Scam and Fraud Information section on the FirstEnergy website at www.firstenergycorp.com/scaminfo for updates on known scams and
tips to help ensure the safety of your family, property and personal information.
| PENN EAST PIPELINE:
The Holland Township Police Department, acting on a request from PennEast, has and will continue to provide when needed, security for personnel
involved in any aspect of the pipeline project. Holland Township is NOT paying any officer to do this. Officers are working this assignment as they would
when directing traffic for a road improvement project as many of you may have seen in the past. In these cases, the contractor requesting the work
reimburses the township for all costs. I have been in contact with PennEast numerous times and have advised them that we WILL NOT act on their behalf
by allowing PennEast employees or their contractors access to properties that they are not allowed on. I have asked them to carry any written
permissions with them so their presence can be verified before entering a property.
We understand that this is a very passionate issue for all sides. I can assure you that the Holland Township Police Department has, and will remain
neutral in this matter as well as all other matters we may encounter. We will continue to work with all sides to protect civil rights and freedom of speech
of the citizens of Holland Township as well as for the safety of any worker or contractor for PennEast.
Chief John D. Harris Jr.
|LOCAL TAX SCAM:
We have recently received information that someone claiming to be from the local tax office has been contacting residents
demanding payments of taxes. Holland Township as well as other government entities does not use this method for
collecting delinquent taxes. If you receive a phone call please contact the local tax office to confirm.