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Utility Scam Targets Central Electric Members

PARKER, PA September 23, 2019- Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is warning members of a phone scam that has targeted its members. 


The co-op is warning member to be aware of suspicious automated phone calls regarding over payment on CEC electric bills. 


CEC will not call and offer a refund because of over payment. If you receive a call and you are unsure if the call is associated with your co-op, hand 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. Visit CEC's website at to find out how to save money on energy bills and learn about new products.



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