Scammers targeting electric co-op members
Article was added on Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Posing as representatives of an electric cooperative, potential
thieves have recently attempted to scam South Carolina co-op
members by calling to demand immediate payment of electric bills
with reloadable debit cards.
Another South Carolina electric co-op reported that their
members have received calls claiming their bill is past due. The
caller claims the member's service will be cut off if the amount
due is not paid immediately with a reloadable debit card.
"Your co-op will never ask members to pay bills in this manner,"
cautions Adrel S. Langley, Manager of Community Relatios for the
cooperative. "Any request to pay your bill in this way, or by
wiring money, is a scam."
"If you receive a call like this, hang up immediately. Report
any suspicious activity to your local law enforcement," says
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