Monday, January 28, 2013
Customers purchase pre-paid debit cards that are then drained by fraudsters, the company said.
A scam in which PECO customers are misled into purchasing pre-paid debit cards which are then drained of funds has struck the Philadelphia region, the electric and gas utility said Thursday. In the scam, customers are contacted by persons who claim to work for PECO and informed that they must make an immediate payment in order to avoid their electricity being shut off. The phony employee then instructs the customer to purchase a pre-paid debit card from a convenience store or similar location, then to provide that card's number. The fraud operators then drain the funds on the card. “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 …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Many businesses on North Wayne Avenue are still without power.
Despite not having power, Teresa's in Wayne will have full beer, wine and bar service along with a somewhat limited food menu starting late Friday afternoon. Down the block, Christopher's restaurant has also been without power since Monday night. "Thanks to everyone for their well wishes in person and via email and Facebook," said Molly Todd, co-owner of Christopher's. "We don't want to bash PECP, they are super busy, but I think they need someone in charge, because different people keep coming out and telling us different things," Todd said. "The township has been very responsive."
Monday, October 29, 2012
Read these tips from PECO as potential power outages may increase in the Radnor area when Hurricane Sandy comes to town.
With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast, PECO is also preparing. The utility’s full emergency response organization is preparing for the damage Sandy may inflict upon our area. Below are a few tips from PECO. How you can prepare: If an outage occurs: Customers without power should contact the company at 1-800-841-4141. The more customers who call to report an outage, the more effectively PECO can dispatch crews and restore service. The company's automated telephone system can quickly record your outage, allowing customer care representatives to remain available to handle reports of dangerous situations. Stay away from downed wires, damaged electric equipment, and tree limbs and branches contacting electrical equipment. …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The closure is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Radnor Chester Road will be closed on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for PECO Energy utility construction starting Tuesday, Sept. 4 until late December, according to The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Radnor Chester Road is one of two state roads in Delaware County that will be closed for the replacement of utility poles and wires by PECO Energy. The road will be closed from Lancaster Avenue to Conestoga Road. The posted detour will follow: Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue), Route 320 (Spring Mill Road) and Conestoga Road, according to PennDOT. Local traffic will be maintained on the road. From PECO: What is being done? In addition to preventative tree pruning and some selective tree removal, PECO will install a new …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The closure is scheduled to begin on Monday, Aug. 20.
Radnor Chester Road will be closed on weekdays for PECO Energy utility construction starting Monday, Aug. 20 until December, according to The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Radnor Chester Road is one of two state roads in Delaware County that will be closed for the replacement of utility poles and wires by PECO Energy. The road will be closed from Lancaster Avenue to Conestoga Road. The posted detour will follow: Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue), Route 320 (Spring Mill Road) and Conestoga Road, according to PennDOT. Local traffic will be maintained on the road. From PECO: What is being done? In addition to preventative tree pruning and some selective tree removal, PECO will install a new type of aerial cable that is …
Monday, July 16, 2012
President Obama is not providing funding to help pay your electric or gas bill.
A scam intended to deceive people into providing their social security numbers, banking details, and other personal information by misleading them to believe that the government will help pay their utility bills has appeared in the greater Philadelphia region, PECO said. The scam, which has been reportedly taking place through social media such as Facebook, text messages, telephone and U.S. Mail, claims that President Barack Obama is providing funding to help customers pay their utility bills. “We want to make our customers aware of this scam and any potential issues so they can protect themselves from becoming victims of identity theft and other fraudulent activities,” said Mark Alden, PECO vice president of Customer Operations. PECO …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Beware of closed roads and detours in downtown Wayne.
The company that will be restoring the trenches in Wayne from PECO are expected to start their restoration work on Thursday. According to Steve Norcini, Radnor Township's director of public works, the company will start at Waynewood Avenue and move to North Wayne Avenue. They expect to pave whatever portions of the street they mill, Norcini said. Norcini said he expects the contractors to be off the downtown streets by Memorial Day weekend. The roads that will have paving restoration done and estimated time required: North Wayne Avenue: from the underpass to Bravo Pizza, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM – 1 day duration Wayne Wood Avenue: from Station to Lancaster Pike – 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM – 1 day duration Station Road: from North Wayne Avenue to Wayne …
Monday, February 20, 2012
The work will center around North Wayne Avenue.
PECO, through its subcontractor Danella, under their PennDOT permit, will be paving the trenches at the intersection of North Wayne and West/Station avenues from Monday, February 20 to Wednesday, February 22. Work will also be performed on the trench south on North Wayne Avenue. The work will be performed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., according to Radnor Township.