Electric cooperative warning customers of possible 'phone scam' | News
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The SEMO Electric Cooperative is warning all of its members to watch out for what they call a phone scam involving your electric bill.
According to Glen Cantrell, Communication Manager with SEMO Electric, the "scammers" are calling and telling people that their utility bill will be paid for under a new law passed by President Obama as long as they provide some personal information such as bank routing numbers or social security numbers.
“We want our members to be informed about what is happening," said SEMO Electric Cooperative. "That’s why we are coming out today to let them know about the latest scam. Its important members do not share their personal information with anyone, not even family and friends.”
SEMO Electric has only received a few calls concerning this latest scam. Better Business Bureaus in several states have issued warnings to all consumers.
SEMO Electric Cooperative serves almost 16,000 members in six counties in southeast Missouri, including Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid, Stoddard, Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties.
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