12 - 18 - 2013 Burnham Door-to-door Penelec scam investigated by MCRP
The Mifflin County Regional Police investigated an incident in Burnham of people going door to door misrepresenting themselves as Penelec. These people are asking local residents to change their electric company from Penelec to another company. These people are offering a $50 gift card to make the switch but are failing to tell you the usage rate. If you change to their service and find out you are paying more than your current provider, they charge you a $250.00 withdraw or cancelation fee. MCRPD spoke to a representative from Penelec and they stated they do not conduct business this way and that Penelec does not go door to door for your business. MCRPD is encouraging all local residence to refrain from giving out their personal information to these people.