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Warning: Brick Residents Receiving Calls From BTMUA Scammer

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The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority, BTMUA (Photo: Daniel Nee)
The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority, BTMUA (Photo: Daniel Nee)

The Brick Township Municipal Utilities Authority warned residents Thursday that a scammer is claiming to be calling on behalf of the utility and calling customers.

“The caller threatens the customer with shut off and demands immediate payment by phone,” said a message from Chris Theodos, executive director of the BTMUA. “Brick Utilities cannot currently accept payments by phone. We can only accept in-person or online payments at this time. We will never demand payment by phone.”

Such calls are not coming from the MUA, Theodos said. If any residents have a suspicion that a call about their bill from Brick Utilities is not legitimate, they are being advised to hang up and call the BTMUA office to speak to a representative about their bill at 732-458-7000.

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