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 an 888 or 800 toll-free number.

If you are ever contacted by someone representing themselves as Piedmont Electric always verify by calling us at 800.222.3107 to confirm this is not a scam or potential fraud.

If you are contacted by someone claiming to represent Piedmont Electric, who wants a payment, request you purchase a prepaid card, wants to come to your home or 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!

Other 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!

Seniors are considered easy prey to fraudsters, so help keep your parents, grandparents, or other elders safe by informing them about the latest scams.

Piedmont EMC is always looking out for our members, and we’ve been hearing about scams that have been victimizing others around the country and now it has reached our community.