Residents warned of false phone calls from electric company

Scott Jacobs
Electrical towers guide the power grid through Hillsborough on Jan 28.

Over the past several days, South River residents have reported receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to be from the electric company.

The individuals have requested information from residents, threatened the disconnection of their electric service, and/or have demanded payment via telephone, according to information provided by the South River Police Department on Jan. 28.

Residents are advised to disregard these phone calls as these individuals are not representatives from South River Electric Utility, according to the statement. These phone calls are scam attempts and not legitimate. Do not provide these individuals with any personal or financial information.

As a reminder, South River Electric Utility does not request or accept payments via telephone. Questions regarding electric utilities may be directed to the Borough of South River at 732-257-1999 extension 520.