CEMC Warns Members About Latest Scam
February 5th, 2013
By Heather Vaughan
Sanford, N.C., February 5, 2012 – Scam artists are preying on Spanish speaking cooperative members! Recently some of our sister power providers have reported fake phone calls being made to their customers. The caller claims the member’s power will be turned off unless he or she pays immediately via pre-paid card. The mysterious individual states their connection with a cooperative or another utility company, and then asks the customer to mail payment to an out-of-state address. Please be aware these calls are not affiliated with Central Electric Membership Corporation in any way. Should you receive one, call our main office and report it (800)446-7752.
While Central Electric members have yet to fall victim to this crime, our staff members wanted to shine the light on this heinous crime. Remember, your electric cooperative will never contact you to obtain account or personal information; if you ever doubt the identity of someone claiming to represent your co-op over the phone, please hang up and call back to your cooperative using the phone number listed on your bill or another formal document.