An electric bill scam that just won’t die is claiming more and more victims, some of whom have been hit up for big dollars. One mark who thought he was paying an overdue bill recently lost $6,000 in a scheme PECO has been tracking for years. This is how it works:
Holy Redeemer Health Systems workers can hear the sound of energy savings when they park their cars in the employee garage off Huntingdon Pike in the Meadowbrook section of Lower Moreland.
The city’s two largest utilities are offering residents assessments of their homes’ energy use. Residents can schedule these inspections with either the Philadelphia Gas Works or PECO. The utilities will send employees to look over their homes, searching for drafts and inefficient equipment.
Your inner cynic can take a breath.
PECO customers are cautioned to be on the lookout for a scam that can swindle many out of their hard earned cash.
A scam that involves fooling PECO customers into paying con artists, not the utility, for supposedly outstanding electric bills seems to be a hustle that gets new vigor as time passes.
It’s all nonsense, so don’t fall for it.
There have been 54 attempts at conning PECO’s customers in Philly and its Pennsylvania suburbs. Don't fall for it.
Scams never die. They just fade away for a while — but just a while.