Scammers Targetting Co-op Members
OCEC has received notification that scammers are calling some of our customers demanding payments or their electric service will be disconnected. The most recent callers stated that the member needed to purchase a gift card from Family Dollar to pay with in order to avoid being shut off.
OCEC does make phone calls to customers with past due accounts giving a final date for payment before disconnection, but will never demand immediate payment or ask you to wire money.
If you receive one of these calls you believe to be a scam, or if you question the validity of a payment demand, please call our office immediately at 1-800-548-4660.