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Atlantic City Electric Advises Customers to Avoid “Green Dot MoneyPak” Scam

Frank Tedesco
Media Relations Manager
Atlantic City Electric
Office: 609-625-5567
Cell: 609-480-0071

Never Provide Personal Information if Threatened with Immediate Disconnection of Electric Service

MAYS LANDING, N.J. – Atlantic City Electric reminds residential and commercial customers to take precautions when someone claiming to represent a business contacts them either in person or by telephone.Atlantic City Electric is continually alerting residents and its customers to avoid falling victim to a “Green Dot MoneyPak” scam. Information from law enforcement officials and other utilities has indicated that scammers are continuing to target residential and commercial customers.

Scammers are telling these customers that the location’s electric service account is delinquent and will be shut off for non-payment unless the customer purchases a “Green Dot MoneyPak” for a specific amount the scammer dictates from stores including CVS, Rite Aid and WaWa.

Victims are given instructions to call a scammer telephone number with their credit card account number and pin. Once the scammer obtains the card’s identifying information, the value is then downloaded, swept and stolen. These transactions are untraceable.

Many companies, including Atlantic City Electric, will contact customers in person or via phone for various reasons. If someone claims to represent Atlantic City Electric, it’s important that individuals take precautions to verify that the person calling is affiliated with Atlantic City Electric, especially if that person is requesting an immediate monetary payment.

When addressing past due accounts, Atlantic City Electric never endorses a specific form of payment. Instead, multiple payment options are always given to the customer.

Atlantic City Electric advises customers to ask for official photo identification from any person who shows up at their door. Employees from reputable companies will carry official company identification cards. If proper identification cannot be produced, customers should notify police and the company with whom the individual claims to be associated.

Similarly, if someone calls saying they represent a certain company, customers should ask them to verify their identity and affiliation. If customers have any doubt about the validity of a person’s claim to represent Atlantic City Electric, they should call the company immediately at 1-800-642-3780.

For more information about Atlantic City Electric, visit www.atlanticcityelectric.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticcityelectric and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/acelecconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.

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Council confirms Reed as police chief, Weidner as fire chief

City Council’s special morning meeting Wednesday, June 25 resulted in council approving the city manager to enter into contracts with Lt. Tim Reed as the new police chief and Capt. Alan Weidner as the new fire chief.

Reed, a 25-year veteran with the Brigantine Police Department, started in 1988 as a special officer. He became a full-time officer in 1989. He was promoted to sergeant in 2003 and lieutenant in 2011.

Reed oversaw the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Investigative Bureau. He is probably best known for his computer/communication expertise setting up both the police and city websites, as well as using social media and Nixle to promote the department’s programs to the community. During Superstorm Sandy, the police department was the key source for information.

Reed was assigned to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Intelligence Unit in 2003 and was the Municipal Counter Terrorism Coordinator. He has received letters of commendation, including several from cooperative investigations with the New Jersey State Police.

He has been married to Beth Reed for more than 20 years and they have three girls – Courtney, 14; Sarah, 12; and Abigail, 8.

Weidner joined the Fire Department in 1990 as a firefighter/EMT. He received a promotion in 2004 to lieutenant and was promoted to captain in April of 2008. He is a 22-year member of the Dive Rescue Team. He also serves as a fire instructor at the Atlantic County Fire Training Academy in Egg Harbor Township.

His community involvement includes serving as a member of the Brigantine Planning/Zoning board, the Environmental Commission, as a volunteer with the Lighthouse renovation, Haneman Park construction, and Shark Park construction.

While council was in session, smoke appeared over the office of court administration that is next to council chambers. The smoke was a result of a worn-out air-conditioner belt, but many jokingly wanted to know if the smoke was black or white (in reference to the ‘papal conclave’ custom). It appears to have been white.

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Brigantine Farmer’s Market Coming this Summer Starting June 28 2014

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Shop fresh and local! 

Weekly farmer’s market featuring many items such as fresh produce, honey, artisanal cheeses, and organic coffee!

Starting June 28  2014  / Weekly on Saturdays until August 16, 2014

Market Located @ 15th & Revere Boulevard (by City Hall)

See Farmer’s Market page on Green Team website and Brigantine Farmer’s Market on Facebook for vendors, FAQs and calendar of weekly market events:

http://brigantinebeachgreenteam.com/farmers-market/

https://www.facebook.com/Brigantinefarmersmaket

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUTION TO SELL ICE CREAM ON THE BEACHES

CITY OF BRIGANTINE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUTION TO SELL ICE CREAM ON THE BEACHES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a live public auction will be held by the Division of
Purchasing, for the City of Brigantine, Atlantic County, State of New Jersey on Friday, June 13,
2014 at 2:00 p.m. prevailing time at Brigantine City Hall, in the Municipal Courtroom:
Exclusive License to Vend Ice Cream on the public beaches of Brigantine 
The license shall be valid through December 31, 2014. The exclusive license shall be to vend ice
cream on the beaches of Brigantine where vending is allowed pursuant to §105-61 as amended
by Ordinance 4-2014. The minimum bid for the auction shall be $40,000.00. The successful
bidder shall post a deposit in the form of a cashier’s check in the amount of $4,000.00
immediately after the auction. The successful bidder shall comply with the following:
• Comply with Brigantine City Code §105-54 through §105-77, Ordinance 4-2014,
Resolution 2014-98, and other specifications as provided in the bid packet
• The successful bidder shall pay 50% of the remaining balance 15 days after the auction
• The successful bidder shall pay the remaining balance 30 days after the auction.
Specifications, required bid documents, and other information, may be obtained at the City
Manager’s office, during regular business hours (9:00 am to 4:00 pm), or by phone at 609-266-
7600 ext. 212;
Vendors are required to comply with the requirements ofN.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C.
17:27-1 et seq.

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CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment

 CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment Page
To help grow your database with the most reliable information, we recommend posting the following link on your website. The secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent – unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered.

https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/BF32B64EBE25

or simply place the logo below on your website

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It is important that this link be prominently displayed on your website to encourage participation and to help you create a more robust database. A good example of placement can be found at http://www.oem911.net/code-red.html.
To drive additional traffic to your website and promote the valuable notification service you are providing, feel free to customize and distribute the attached press release to local media.

The link below will allow citizens to download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app.

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