RALEIGH, N.C. (WAVY) – North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are warning residents about a utility bill scam that’s targeted both individuals and businesses.
According to a news release, cooperative members have received phone calls from imposters who claim to be a representative and demand payment. Scammers ask for personal account information, or may threaten to disconnect service if they do not receive immediate payment.
According to the news release, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives do not call members to demand immediate payment or ask for personal account information. A spokesperson warns members not to give out banking or credit card information to someone who has called about their account.
Click here for contact information for each of North Carolina’s electric cooperatives.