Payment Scam Warning
Community Electric Cooperative (CEC) has recently learned of efforts by scam artists who are trying to take your money. Scammers are calling people and claiming to work for a local electric company. The callers tell people that they’re late on their bill and that their service will be cut off if they don’t pay immediately. They then instruct people to purchase a prepaid debit card to pay their bill and call them back at a toll-free number and give the card number. Thieves then drain the value from the card.
Another scam involves scammers visiting electricity utility customers, telling them they will be disconnected if they do not immediately provide a money order or some other form of cash payment.
If you are visited by a CEC employee, he will be wearing a CEC uniform and driving a vehicle clearly marked CEC. If you are uncertain of someone claiming to be representing CEC in person or by phone, call the phone number on our web site or your utility bill to verify that you are talking to a CEC employee.