Scammers posing as electric utility companies

. Scammers have been recently posing as electric utility companies in an effort to get your money or sensitive information for fraudulent purposes. Although we have not heard of scam calls in southeast Montana,

 

 

 

Posted February 21, 2014

Submitted by

Marlene Waterland,

Southeast Electric

Cooperative, Inc.

Scammers have been recently posing as electric utility companies in an effort to get your money or sensitive information for fraudulent purposes. Although we have not heard of scam calls in southeast Montana, it is happening in other parts of our state.

Please remember that Southeast Electric only sends hard copy bills in the mail. We do not email utility bills to our members. Don’t respond to unexpected email messages from senders you do not know. Don’t click on links or open attachments you don’t recognize. Doing so could put malware on your computer.

We will never call you and ask for payment via prepaid debit cards. Scammers have recently turned to using prepaid debit cards. We do not accept debit or credit cards for payment. If you are behind in payment, our office manager will work with you. Do not give your financial information or utility account information to strangers. We already know your utility account number and, fortunately, in our community we can usually recognize our office manager’s voice.

If you have doubts about your electric utility communication, please call us. Our members’ safety is critically important to us.

      



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