Category: Scams

Member Alert: Telephone Scams Being Reported in Roxboro

Piedmont EMC is always looking out for our members, and we’ve been hearing about some terrible scams that have been victimizing members of other co-ops around the country. If you are contacted by someone claiming to represent your co-op, who asks for personal information such as your social security number,… Read More»

Phony Card Cancellation Notices Arrive Via Phone

Consumers in North Carolina are receiving automated telephone calls saying that their credit or debit card has been canceled or deactivated. The message offers recipients a way to get their card back into service. The calls are coming from a variety of numbers. Sometimes Caller ID displays only a partial… Read More»

Lottery Scam Targets Co-op Member

Piedmont Electric has just been alerted to yet another scam that is trying to separate electric cooperative members from their hard-earned cash.  The caller didn’t mention the co-op by name, but stated that his local power provider had given names and cell numbers of people who had paid their electric bill and… Read More»

Member Alert: Telephone Scam Being Reported

Three Piedmont Electric members have recently been contacted by a fraudulent entity claiming their electric meter is faulty and needs to be replaced or their electricity would be cut off.  They are being told to purchase a green dot MoneyPak Prepaid card for a certain dollar amount and to call… Read More»

Member Alert: Don’t be a Victim of Scams

Piedmont EMC is always looking out for our members, and we’ve been hearing about some terrible scams that have been victimizing members of other co-ops around the country. If you are contacted by someone claiming to represent your co-op, who asks for personal information such as your social security number,… Read More»

Please Be Aware of This Scam!

Piedmont EMC is warning the community about fraudulent phone calls being made as an attempt to trick people out of their money. Some cooperative members have received a call stating that their electric meter is running slow and needs to be replaced. They will tell you that in order to… Read More»

Multi-State Scam Claims Obama Will Pay Your Utility Bill

Members are warned that a new scheme claiming the President Obama will pay your utility bills is spreading across the country. The pitch claims that funds released by the Obama administration are available to help pay utility bills and attempts to collect social security numbers and bank account information. Although… Read More»