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The Glen Rock Police Department share a recent message from PSE&G regarding recent scam activity

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Glen Rock NJ, The Glen Rock Police Department would like to share a recent message from PSE&G regarding recent scam activity. If you have any questions, or feel that you may have fallen victim for this scam, please contact the police department for further assistance.


Be Aware of Scam Activity

PSE&G wants to alert New Jersey residents and businesses that scammers have spoofed one of our phone numbers in attempt to obtain personal information from our customers. We have been receiving inquiries from customers returning calls they received from a PSE&G phone number that appeared on their caller I.D. We encourage you to view the video of a recent news interview with Fred Daum, PSE&G’s Executive Director of Customer Operations.
In light of this recent activity, if you receive an unexpected call from PSE&G in the coming days you should hang up as it may be a scammer. If you have pending business with us, such as an appointment or payment notice, call us back on the number provided on your bill or call our customer service line, 800-436-PSEG (7734). 
When a scammer pretends to work for PSE&G, they will often request personal data such as credit card information or account passwords. Never provide this type of personal information. When a customer calls PSE&G to conduct account business, PSE&G has numerous secure methods for verifying customer information.
Callers have recently reported that scammers have asked for personal information to obtain a meter reading, provide discounts on your PSE&G bill, or verify debit and credit cards on file. Such tactics are known utility scams, the most popular of which is a demand for immediate payment to avoid service termination. Before terminating service, PSE&G alerts customers in a number of ways: messages on their bill, letters and phone calls. PSE&G would never demand a specific type of payment nor threaten immediate service termination. While there are many ways to pay a PSE&G bill, the utility only accepts credit card and prepaid card payments through Western Union Speedpay, which charges a $3.95 processing fee.
To learn more about scams and how to protect yourself, visit pseg.com/scamalert.

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PSE&G Issues Scam Alert : PSE&G phone number spoofed by scammers

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Ridgewood NJ, Public Service Electric & Gas is warning New Jersey residents that scammers have spoofed one of its phone numbers in attempts to obtain personal information. On Thursday, PSE&G started receiving a small number of inquiries, with calls escalating during business hours today. Many of the callers were returning missed calls that appear to have been made from a PSE&G phone number.

“If you receive an unexpected call from PSE&G in the next few days, particularly if you are not a PSE&G customer, we encourage you to hang up as it may be a scammer,” said Fred Daum, PSE&G’s executive director of customer operations. “If you have pending business with us, such as an appointment or collection notice, call us back on the number provided on your bill or call our customer service line, 800-436-PSEG (7734) or contact us on our website through MyAccount.”

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PSE&G Road Work Starting Today August 7th at Valley Hospital

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Ridgewood NJ, Road work starting tomorrow at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood .

–Line work by PS&G will require one of The Valley Hospital’s two entrances off North Van Dien Avenue, as well as portions of the avenue, to be closed each day from Wednesday, August 7, to Friday, August 9, per the schedule below. These entrances will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

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PSE&G Offers Some Hot Weather Energy Tips

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Ridgewood NJ, With high temperatures forecasted for today and tomorrow, Public Service Electric & Gas, New Jersey’s largest utility, is prepared to meet the demand for additional power and utility crews will be ready to respond to service interruptions should they occur.

“PSE&G continues to monitor our electric system to ensure our infrastructure is functioning normally and continues to supply power to all of our customers. Any system abnormalities are promptly investigated and addressed,” said Paul Toscarelli, PSE&G’s emergency preparedness director. “We have personnel on staff 24/7 and have added more crews in the field to immediately respond to power outages, power quality issues, as well as any public safety issues related to our facilities.”

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PSE&G Reports Restoring Power to 185,000 Customers

Linwood Ave at Washington Township Boarder Shut Down due to Fallen Tree Monday

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Ridgewood NJ, PSE&G Storm update: As of 10 a.m. #PSEG crews have restored power to approximately 185,000 customers affected by the storm. We are coordinating mutual aid with out-of-state utility companies to help restore power to the roughly 55,000 customers still affected.
The restoration process gives priority to returning service to as many customers as quickly as possible; repairs are made based on the number of customer affected. For local estimated restoration times, visit http://spr.ly/6188Exskr and click on the outage map.

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Heavy Rains Bring Down Power Lines Around the County

photo courtesy of Saddle River Fire Department

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Saddle River NJ, power lines down in various locations around the county. Saddle River Fire Department  reported responding to West Saddle River Road between Spruce Rd and Pine Tree Dr. Early Morning wire fire yielded response from Assistant Chief 1140 and Engine 1131. Orange and Rockland power responding to rectify the problem. 

PSE&G  also is dealing with issues , the Westwood area is riddled with downed power lines and detours .

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Gas Leak Forces Home Evacuation in Glen Rock

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Glen Rock NJ, on Wednesday both the Glen Rock Fire Department and Glen Rock Police Department responded to an active gas leak in the area of Main Street and Argyle Road.

Main Street and Argyle Road were temporally shut down and homes on Argyle Road and portions of Main Street and Southboro Lane were evacuated . PSE&G stopped the leak around 11 a.m.

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PSE&G to Repair Underground Electrical Vaults in Ridgewood Friday, June 28th through Wednesday, July 3rd

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Ridgewood NJ, PSE&G will be doing work to repair collapsing underground electrical vaults from Friday, June 28th through Wednesday, July 3rd. The work on June 28th, June 29th, and July 1st will be on East Ridgewood Avenue between Cottage Place and Walnut Street.  The work will continue July 2nd through July 3rd on North Broad Street, between Franklin Avenue and East Ridgewood Avenue. 

On East Ridgewood Avenue, vehicles will be allowed to travel towards North Maple Avenue (eastbound), but East Ridgewood Avenue will be closed to traffic going from Cottage Place, up to Walnut Street (westbound).  

On North Broad Street, vehicles will be allowed to travel from Franklin Avenue to East Ridgewood Avenue (southbound), but North Broad Street will be closed to traffic going from East Ridgewood Avenue to Franklin Avenue (northbound) .  

Police Officers will be directing traffic on cross streets, during these closures.  Thank you for your cooperation and patience during these closures, and please consider using alternate routes.  

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PSE&G WORK TO CLOSE GLENWOOD ROAD/UPPER BOULEVARD IN RIDGEWOOD

Ridgewood's Glenwood Road to become one way street east of Upper Boulevard

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Ridgewood NJ, On June 24th and June 25th, weather permitting, PSE&G will be working in the intersection of Upper Boulevard and Glenwood Road. During this time, the intersection will be closed for vehicles coming from Hillcrest Road. A detour will be in place, sending vehicles down to Fairmount Road, to Upper Boulevard, to the Ho-Ho-Kus hill.  Going up Glenwood Road, from Ho-Ho-Kus, the same detour will be in place.  In order to avoid this detour, please plan alternate routes.

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PSE&G Alerts Customers to Be Aware of Scammers

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Demands for immediate payment and scammers posing as utility workers remain top scams

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G), New Jersey’s largest utility, is reminding customers to stay alert to scammers, particularly those posing as utility workers or demanding immediate payment for utility bills.

Several law enforcement agencies in the tristate area have reported a rise in scam activity recently and customers need to remain vigilant. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the top scams in New Jersey are impostor scams and debt collection scams. Last year, more than 20,000 people in our state reported scams costing over $25 million. In 2018, more than 300 scams were reported to PSE&G – a 25 percent increase over 2017.

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