Scammer calls member of local electric co-op demanding payment or disconnection
Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN (11 a.m. April 12, 2017)— MiEnergy Cooperative has been notified of phone scam. A member contacted the cooperative this morning after receiving a call from a person posing as an employee from Tri-County Electric Cooperative. The caller told them immediate payment was needed to avoid disconnection. The cooperative reminds members to not provide a credit card number or other personal information over the phone without verifying the call.
In this case, the scammer identified themselves as being from Tri-County Electric Cooperative and the member questioned the name, as Tri-County recently merged to form MiEnergy Cooperative.
Members should know that MiEnergy’s employees do not take credit card payments over the phone. Members can verify any call by hanging up and calling the cooperative directly at 1-800-432-2285.