New Phone Scam Targeting Members
Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is warning members of a phone scam that is targeting its members. Scammers are calling members stating that a service order has been issued to disconnect their electric service.
CEC will not call and demand immediate payment over the phone via a debit or credit card. Service termination is always initiated with an electric bill statement, followed by a written letter. If you are unsure that the caller is associated with your co-op, hang up and immediately call the office at 1-800-521-0570.
Always be very cautious and do not give out any personal or bank information over the phone to someone calling you.
Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative serving approximately 25,000 members with over 3,000 miles of distribution line in portions of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Forest, Mercer and Venango counties.
This year, CEC celebrates its 81st anniversary at its annual meeting Aug. 24, 2018. Learn more by visiting www.central.coop.