A UCEMC member in Livingston knew better than to give his bank account information to someone posing as a “power company” customer service employee recently. Our super-alert member says the apparently not-so-bright crook called him on Wednesday, August 21, claiming to represent his “power company.”
“He said that I had been overcharged on my light bill and that they wanted to put the credit back into my bank account,” the member recalls, “I recognized it as a scam immediately and hung up the phone.”
The call originated in Collinsville, Illinois. If you receive similar scam calls regarding your electric bill, you are asked to report them to your local police department and UCEMC.