Don't Fall For Scammers!
More than likely, you have been the target of a scam at some point. You may have received a suspicious email or phone call asking for confidential information such as your banking number.
Phone scammers are targeting electric cooperative members. The scammer calls the member posing as their electric provider and insists that the member is delinquent on their bill. The caller may threaten to turn off the power and demand payment with a prepaid debit card or money order.
If you believe a phone call is a scam:
1. Hang up
2. Call your electric cooperative at the number listed on your bill to confirm the call is not from them
3. Report the scam to the police
How can you avoid a scam?
- Never share your personal information (Social Security number, date of birth, or banking information) in a phone call or email.
- Do not click links or call numbers in unexpected emails or texts – especially those asking for your account information.
- Do not assume the name and number on the caller ID are legitimate. Caller ID spoofing software allows scammers to display different phone numbers.
- Most utilities will NOT require a member to purchase prepaid debit cards or money orders to avoid an immediate disconnection.