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 ensure your meter is repaired you will need to pay a $200 service charge. Other reports indicate that a caller indicates that their electricity is to be disconnected unless a payment is made immediately. The caller instructs them to purchase a green prepaid card and call back the number and pay via the card.
Please call Piedmont EMC at 800.222.3107 to speak with someone regarding your account if you receive this type of call, do not make a payment of any sort.