Aston Township, Delaware County PA

Message from PECO

PECO is urging customers to be aware of a scam that continues to target customers in the Philadelphia area. The scam, which has been reportedly taking place throughout the country, claims that customers are behind on their account and must make immediate payment to avoid service termination.

Customers are being asked to purchase a pre-paid debit card, in random amounts, from local pharmacies or convenience stores. The customer is then directed to contact a number to utilize the card for immediate payment to their account. Once the information is provided to the scammer, the funds on the card are removed.

“We want to make our customers aware of this scam so they can protect themselves from becoming victims of this and other fraudulent activities,” said Mark Alden, PECO vice president of Customer Operations. “We will not tolerate anyone taking advantage of our customers. We are working closely with local police to investigate any instances of scamming in our service territory so that these individuals can be caught and brought to justice.”

PECO offers these tips for customers to help avoid being scammed:

  • If customers receive a call from someone who says they are calling to collect a bill payment for PECO, the caller should be able to provide information specific to the customer’s account. This includes the following information:
        –Account Name
        –Account Address
        –Account Number
        –Amount of Current Balance
    If the caller cannot provide this information, it is likely the call is not coming from PECO. In this case, customers should not provide any type of payment or financial information, and call the company immediately at 1-800-494-4000 to report the situation.
  • Never provide your social security number, or banking or credit card information over the phone unless you have initiated the call.

Never provide anyone access to your home who claims to be from PECO, or a contractor working for PECO, unless the person has proper identification. Customers can always contact the company at 1-800-494-4000 to confirm an official visit.

Upcoming Cultural Events Presented by Neumann University

Upcoming April 2013 Events at Neumann University

The Cultural Arts Forum’s Annual High Tea

The ladies of the Cultural Arts Forum at Neumann University will host their annual High Tea on Sunday, April 14, at 2 p.m. at the Austin Room on 3729 Chichester Avenue in Upper Chichester, PA. Entertainment this year will be provided by Rene Goodwin and Ed Hagopian, who will present Ladies of Musical Note. The High Tea is a relaxing afternoon among family and friends while dining on scones, tasty sandwiches and delicious desserts.  Admission is $35.  Reservations are required.  For more information please call 610-558-5626.

 

The Delaware County Symphony with the International Ballet Classique

The Delaware County Symphony will perform alongside the International Ballet Classique for a unique performance on Sunday, April 14, at 3 p.m. in the Bruder Life Center at Neumann University.  Early arrivals may enjoy a free pre-concert lecture by Dr. C. Michael Thomas at 2 p.m. General admission is $10, Seniors/students are $8. Neumann students with ID and children under 12 are free.  Groups rates are available.  For tickets and information please call 610-879-7059 or visit www.dcsmusic.org.

 

Neumann University’s Jazz Band presents Sound Inverstment

On Tuesday, April 18, at 8 p.m. Neumann Unveristy’s Jazz Band give their all in an evening of musical wealth.  From gold standards to lesser-known nuggets, the selections played will yield enjoyable returns. General Admission is $8, Students/Seniors $5, and Neumann University students with ID and children under 12 are free.  For more information call 610-558-5626.