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, bank routing number, PIN number, passwords, or any financial account information, first call Piedmont EMC at 800.222.3107 to verify if it’s a scam, and then call your local authorities to report it!

Scams Being Reported Include:

Imposters threatening to cut off electric service if you don’t pay up fast!
Claims that there’s a problem with the electric meter that could result in a fire.
Claims that the government is providing credits to pay your electric bill in exchange for account numbers.
Insisting that you meet a co-op rep at various locations to make an immediate payment.
Insisting that you pay over the phone with a prepaid debit card, such as a “Green Dot” card.
Call Piedmont EMC at 800.222.3107 if you receive any suspicious calls claiming that they are Piedmont EMC. Please protect yourself against these scams!