Victims are told to purchase a Green Dot Money Pak card at a pharmacy or convenience store, use cash to put money on the card, and provide the number on the card to the caller. Victims are usually advised that service will be turned off that day if the Green Dot information is not provided. PSEG does not accept Green Dot Money Pak cards as a payment option.
Suffolk County Police advise any customer doubting the legitimacy of any call from PSEG, especially if payment is requested, to call the utility company directly at 1-800-490-0025.
For information on this and other scams, visit www.suffolkpd.org and click the “Scam Alert” icon.
Anyone who feels they may be a victim of the scam should contact police.