A consumer warning for electric co. customers
March 14, 2012 (WPVI) -- In consumer news, it's the end of an era in the world of book publishing, and there is a warning about a scam targeting a new group of utility customers.
We first warned you about this scam back in January. At that time, it was targeting mostly Spanish-speaking customers of PSE&G and PECO.
But now the scam is targeting a whole new crop of customers, and there is a warning for customers of Atlantic City Electric.
The utility reports some of its customers are getting calls claiming their service is about to be shut off.
The fraudulent caller then tells customers they need to buy a "Green Dot" prepaid visa debit card to pay the balance.
Atlantic City Electric says it would never call customers and ask them to do anything like that.
It is the end of an era. The Encyclopedia Britannica is going out of print.
The company says it will stop publishing print editions for the first time in 244 years, focusing instead on its online encyclopedia and educational materials for schools.
The book-form of Encyclopedia Britannica has been in print since it was first published in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1768. It will stop being available when the current stock runs out.
Again, the Chicago-based company will continue to offer digital versions, which it says are updated continuously.
The company plans to mark the end of the print version by making the contents of its website available free for one week, starting Tuesday.
How would you like to watch the movies you have on DVD on your tablet computer, Smartphone, on any other internet-enabled device?
That is what Wal-Mart says it can help you do.
Starting April 16th, the big box chain will convert consumers' existing library of DVDs and Blu-Ray discs to digital version saved in an online cloud for $2.00 to $5.00 each.
The system used to do this is called UltraViolet, and movies that are converted digitally will be accessible through Wal-Mart's Vudu online movie service.
Five major studios are participating in the service, including Paramount, Universal, Warner Brothers, and 20th Century Fox.
scam, PECO, consumer news, nydia han
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