PSE&G Issues Scam Alert

PSE&G phone number spoofed by scammers                                                                                                           

(NEWARK, N.J. – Aug. 9, 2019) Public Service Electric & Gas is warning New Jersey residents that scammers have spoofed one of its phone numbers in attempts to obtain personal information. On Thursday, PSE&G started receiving a small number of inquiries, with calls escalating during business hours today. Many of the callers were returning missed calls that appear to have been made from a PSE&G phone number.

“If you receive an unexpected call from PSE&G in the next few days, particularly if you are not a PSE&G customer, we encourage you to hang up as it may be a scammer,” said Fred Daum, PSE&G’s executive director of customer operations. “If you have pending business with us, such as an appointment or collection notice, call us back on the number provided on your bill or call our customer service line, 800-436-PSEG (7734) or contact us on our website through MyAccount.”

When a scammer pretends to work for PSE&G, they will often request personal data such as credit card information or account passwords. No one should give out this type of personal information. When a customer calls PSE&G to conduct account business, PSE&G has numerous secure methods for verifying customer information.

Callers reported that today’s scammers have asked for personal information to conduct a meter reading or to add discounts on the PSE&G bill, or for information related to debit and credit cards on file. Such tactics are known utility scams, the most popular of which is a demand for immediate payment to avoid service termination. Before terminating service, PSE&G alerts customers in a number of ways: messages on their bill, letters and phone calls. PSE&G would never demand a specific type of payment nor threaten immediate service termination. While there are many ways to pay a PSE&G bill, the utility only accepts credit card and prepaid card payments through Western Union Speedpay, which charges a $3.95 processing fee.

Report all scam attempts by calling your utility and local police department, and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at More information about scams is available at and

Dumont Social Services working with Tutor’s Link will be collecting donations of school supplies.
All donations can be dropped off at the Senior Center (39 Dumont Ave.)
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements to pick up donations.
Below is a list of supplies that will be collected:

Binders - 3 ring
Loose leaf paper
Dividers for binders
2 Pocket folders
Black & White composition notebook
Glue sticks
Pencils - #2 - Color - Mechanical
Pencil cases
Pencil sharpener
Pens - Blue - Black
Erasable pens - Blue or Red
Crayons - 24 pack
Crayola markers
Spiral notebook
Box of tissues
Index cards
Book Covers
Gift cards are also acceptable and will be used to purchase supplies as needed.

Twilight at the Gazebo Concerts: Back by popular demand! 
Join us at the Dumont Shade Tree Arboretum all five Wednesday evenings in July for the Twilight Concerts, featuring a variety of local talent! Bring your own chairs, and enjoy a variety of wonderful music under the trees. Begins at 7:30pm on West Shore Avenue, Dumont. All are welcome to come to this free event.

Click on link below to download the No Knock List registration form. 

Please bring completed forms to:
Cathy Romeo located on the 1st Floor of the Dumont Borough Hall, 80 W. Madison Avenue to receive your decal,
Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 am - 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
(Please note Borough Hall closes at 3:30 pm on Fridays during the summer)

There is no charge for registration.

Borough Hall Offices:
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Building Department:
Monday - Friday: 8am - 3:30pm

Department of Public Works:
Monday - Thursday: 7am - 3:30pm
Friday: 6:30am - 2:30pm

Beginning the week of Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend.

The Dumont Police Department is accepting resumes for the position of Police Officer. Qualified applicants must be PTC Certified or NJ Alternate Route Certified by June 21, 2019. Candidates are required to be 18-35 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a resident of the State of NJ, and possess a NJ Drivers License. Resumes must be submitted in person at the Dumont Police Department, 50 Washington Ave., Dumont NJ 07628 by June 21, 2019. The Borough of Dumont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Borough of Dumont is seeking a part-time violations clerk for the Municipal Court. The violations clerk is responsible for data entry, case scheduling, payment processing, daily reconciliation of traffic/criminal accounts, and preparation of daily deposits and maintenance of the court’s master file. Candidate must provide superior customer service to the public by way of phone, email and written correspondence in addition to handling all in-person traffic at the violations window. Prior Municipal Court experience preferred, including use of ATS/ACS, MACS and PageCenter systems but willing to train. Knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel required.  Successful candidate must comply with the New Jersey Rules of Court, Supreme Court Directives, laws and established policies and procedures governing the operation of the Municipal Courts.

Hours: Flexible hours, 3 hours/day, Monday - Friday between 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Mandatory Court Sessions: Usually 2nd and 4th Monday at 5:00 pm, Special Sessions as needed. 

Please forward resume to Borough Administrator, Tom Richards, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than June 19th.