Article was added on Thursday, January 30, 2014
Santee Electric Cooperative, Inc. does not call members asking
for account information or payments. We recently received questions
from members about why they had received calls telling them to pay
their account by phone. We simply must assume this is a scam and
would like to advise all our members to be on the look out!
If you are contacted by anyone claiming to be from Santee
Electric Co-op, tell them we do not contact our members by phone
and call your local police. Do not give them any personal
information. Be especially protective of your social security
number, bank and credit card numbers and driver's license
Legitimate companies will not call, email or go door to door
asking for your account number or password, so keep your account
information to yourself. You should also not assume that you can
trust caller ID to let you know where a caller is located. Because
scammers may use Internet calling technology, the area code you see
may not reflect where they really are.
Co-op members should be aware and know that these phone calls
are not valid.
Please call 1-800-922-1604 with any questions and warn
neighbors, friends and relatives who may be susceptible to these
types of scams.
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