July 12, 2019 10:04 AM
Police Alert | PECO Scam
The Radnor Township Police Department has issued a crime alert for residents to be aware of a “PECO” scam. A resident was contacted on the phone from a subject identifying himself as a representative working for PECO and attempting to collect a past due amount and further stating their electricity would be turned off in an hour unless the balance was paid immediately. The caller then suggests the subject can pay the bill in bitcoin and directs individuals to a Bitcoin Kiosk in King of Prussia. A legitimate PECO representative would not advise a customer to use Bitcoin to pay a bill and residents should be aware that this is a scam.