Fake calls appear as ‘Monroe Twp NJ’ on caller ID

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Scammers are using fake phone numbers that come up on the 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 a resident is receiving a phone call from the Township of Monroe when in fact it is a scam, according to information provided by the Monroe Township Police Department.

Upon answering the phone, the call is answered by an automatic recording offering a 30% discount on the 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.

Police are warning residents to not take part in this scam.