Phone Scam Targets Cooperative Members
January 28, 2019

Phone Scam Targets Cooperative Members

Eastern Iowa REC has been alerted to another scam targeting Cooperative members. Callers are pretending to be representing the Cooperative and are telling members if they don’t go to Dollar General to get a pre-paid debit card to pay them within the next 45 minutes their power would be shut off. When questioned, the caller was able to provide the member's address and they spoke in Spanish when necessary. Eastern Iowa REC never calls demanding immediate payment. Anyone receiving such a call should hang up immediately and contact the Cooperative, 1-800-728-1242, or their local law enforcement agency.

Phone Scam Targets Cooperative Members