Do you know what a parasite is?  According to Merriam-Webster, it is someone that exploits  "another while giving little or nothing in return."  Folks that scam others out of their money are nothing short of parasites.  Sadly, there's another "widespread scam" going around New Jersey.  Here's what you need to know.

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According to Sparta Police NJ, you should be aware that there are scammers using the telephone to threaten Jersey Central Power & Light customers with shutting off their utilities. Unbelievable.  Rather than making an honest living working hard, providing value to society, and earning based on your efforts; there are people that think it's ok to con or steal money from others.  I work hard.  You work hard.  So, let's keep each other protected.  Share this with anyone you think needs to see it.  PS - We all get in jams and we all need to earn a living, but do not become a parasite.

What happens is that the scammers call unsuspecting people, like you and me.  They explain they work for JCP&L (they do not) and they demand you pay your utility bill immediately.  They threaten that they will shut off your power if you do not pay them immediately.

If you receive this call, do not frett.  It is not true and not the way these things work. Here's what First Energy Corp recommends:

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