Heads up if you receive your Atlantic City Electric bill via e-mail -- scammers are sending out fake bills which could impact your computer.

According to a press release, Atlantic City Electric has been advised that scammers, posing as third party energy suppliers, are sending fake utility bills via e-mail to some utility customers. The e-mail asks that customers click on a link contained within the email. It is suspected that, by clicking the link, the customer’s computer could become infected with a virus.

Atlantic City Electric asks customers to only pay their utility bill by visiting atlanticcityelectric.com or by sending the hard copy of the remittance portion of the invoice through the mail. Customers should not open any email asking that payment be made on their utility bill unless sent by Atlantic City Electric or by the customers’ respective third party energy supplier.

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.