Protecting our members is paramount to Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative. When we learn of a new scam in our service area, we will pass that information along to you. If you believe you have been the target of a fraudulent phone call or scam attempt, contact our office at 888-326-3356.
November 5, 2015
Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative (SCEC) has been alerted to a scam in which Cooperative members are contacted by phone and asked to provide payment information in order to avoid having their electric service disconnected.
According to Coni Adams, Manager of Administration, members have notified SCEC about the fraudulent calls from people threatening to disconnect the member’s service. “To protect our members we issue warnings when we receive information about these scams,” Adams said. “Beyond being a nuisance, these scam artists aim to steal money from Sumner-Cowley members and we believe we can prevent this type of crime by educating our members when we learn of these occurrences.”
SCEC will never contact a member by phone to demand immediate payment or threaten disconnection of service. If you receive a suspicious phone call regarding your electric service, hang up the phone and contact SCEC directly at 888-326-3356.