Delmarva Power is warning customers about an email scam that is infecting computers with viruses or malware.
The electric company says Atlantic City Electric and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities have reported that scammers are posing as third-party energy suppliers and emailing fake utility bills to New Jersey and Delaware residents.
By clicking on a link contained in the email, customers could be inadvertently downloading malicious software onto their computers, according a press release issued by Delmarva Power on Jan. 13.
Delmarva Power asks its customers to only pay their utility bills through the company’s My Account tool at delmarva.com or by sending the hard copy of the remittance portion of their invoice through the mail.
Customers should not open any email asking that payment be made on their utility bills unless sent by Delmarva Power or the customers’ respective third-party energy supplier.