Warning! Scammers targeting electric co-op members
Posing as a representative of Fairfield Electric Cooperative, potential thieves are attempting to scam Fairfield Electric members by calling to demand immediate payment of electric bills.
Several Fairfield Electric Cooperative members have reported that they have received calls claiming their bill is past due. The caller claims they are from a third party collection agent and that service will be cut off if the amount due is not paid immediately.
“Your co-op will never ask members to pay bills in this manner,” cautions Mark Connor, Vice President of Finance for Fairfield Electric Cooperative. “Any request to pay your bill in this way, or by wiring money, is a scam.”
“If you receive a call like this, hang up immediately. Report any suspicious activity to us by calling 1 (800) 628-0336,” says Connor.