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Holland Township residents are currently being targeted by scammers claiming to be from the IRS.  Victims are
told that they owe money to the IRS and must pay immediately.  The scammer may even threaten to
have someone come to your house to arrest you.

The scammers attempt to use fear and will attempt to bully you into paying money to them through
Western Union and GreenDot cards.  Please do not send them money.  If you receive one of these
scam phone calls, hang up.  

The IRS will not:

- Call you to demand immediate payment.  The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without
first sending you a bill in the mail.

- Demand that you pay your taxes a certain way.

- Ask for your credit card or debit card numbers over the phone

- Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying.

If you have paid any money, please report it to the Holland Township Police Department as soon as possible.  
We can be reached at (908) 995-4670.

We have been receiving multiple telephone calls from residents concerning the IRS scam.
PLEASE do not respond to or give money to anyone calling and telling you they are with the IRS.

The local Police, Sheriff and/or State Police DO NOT get involved with collecting money owed to the
IRS contrary to what the caller will tell you. If you receive any calls, hang the phone up. The IRS also
does not take Blue Dot payments over the phone.

If you know of a person who has received a call or is, in your judgement one who may fall for this scam,
please reach out to them and let them know. As always, any questions can be forwarded to us at 908-995-4670.

We have recently received information that someone claiming to be from the local tax office has been contacting residents
demanding payments of taxes.  Holland Township as well as other government entities does not use this method for
collecting delinquent taxes.  If you receive a phone call please contact the local tax office to confirm.

JCP&L has received increased reports of scammers targeting utility customers. In the latest scam, a telephone caller poses as an electric utility
company employee and threatens to shut off the customer’s power unless an immediate payment is made. In many cases, the customer is told to pay
using a pre-paid debit card, such as a Green Dot/MoneyPak card, a money transfer service like Money Gram or Western Union, or in person at a
physical location.

Be aware that scammers often use Caller ID spoofing software to lead you to believe you are receiving a call from JCP&L, and/or provide you with a
fake “verification” phone number. These call-back numbers may even include exact replicas of greetings and hold messages you would hear when
calling JCP&L’s Contact Center.

Facts to remember:

• If your account is past-due, you will receive a written notice of your account status, with instructions on how to avoid disconnection of service.

• While JCP&L representatives may call a customer whose bill is in arrears in order to remind them that a payment is due, the representative would
explain how a payment can be made using JCP&L’s established payment options.

• They will not demand a payment over the phone or at a particular physical location.

• JCP&L does not accept prepaid debit cards or wire transfers as payment, and our representatives will not demand your bank information or credit
card number over the phone.

What you should do:

• If you receive a suspicious call, hang up immediately.

• If you believe you have been a victim of this scam, please contact your local police department or the state attorney general’s office.

• If you have purchased a Green Dot card to pay your electric bill and would like to request a refund from Green Dot/MoneyPak, visit www.*

*FirstEnergy is not affiliated with Green Dot Corporation and is not responsible for any refunds associated with Green Dot purchases. Any
questions regarding the MoneyPak Refund Request should be directed to Green Dot Corporation.

Visit the Scam and Fraud Information section on the FirstEnergy website at for updates on known scams and
tips to help ensure the safety of your family, property and personal information.