Scammers are using fake phone numbers that come up on caller ID as “Monroe Twp NJ” to contact residents within Monroe Township. The callers are posing as a third-party energy company offering refunds. At first look it appears that you are receiving a phone call from the Township of Monroe when in fact it is a scam. Upon answering the phone, the call is answered by an automatic recording offering a 30% discount on your gas and electric bill. If interested in this offer, the recording advises the resident to press “1”. Upon pressing “1”, the resident is then connected to a live person with a heavy accent. The individual then asks for your zip code and once provided; they congratulate you on your eligible for a 30% discount. They then request that you provide them with your PSEG, JCP&L or energy provider account number.
DO NOT PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION AND HANG UP IMMEDIATELY.