PECO is warning it's small business customers that a scam that was previously limited to residential customers, is now targeting their accounts.
The scam claims that the customer is behind on their account and they will have to make payment in order for their service to be continued.
The scammers are also asking customers to purchase pre-paid credit cards and contact a number to activate the accounts. Once the scammer gets that information, the funds on that car are drained.
Since late 2011, 85 customers have reported that they have been targets of this fraudulent operation.
PECO offers these tips for customers to help avoid scams:
If the caller cannot provide this information, it is likely the call is not coming from PECO. In this case, customers should not provide any information, and call the company immediately at 1-800-494-4000 to report the situation.
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.