Shenandoah Valley Electrical Cooperative warns customers of scams

Published: Aug. 15, 2018 at 5:32 PM EDT
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The Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) sent out alerts warning their customers of phone scams.

The SVEC claims they have received several reports of scammers targeting their service area.

The report reads: "The callers are threatening to disconnect service to member-owners Unless a payment is made."

According to the SVEC, the scammers are demanding immediate payment by credit card, saying that otherwise, their service will be cut off.

"We would never call you and demand an immediate payment through telephone," said Kathy Josephson, the public relations manager for the SVEC. "If we'd ever get to that point, we'd ask you to stop by, but we'd never be on the phone demanding a payment."

Josephson advises that member-owners who do receive calls like these should "give the utility a call, let them know this is happening and we'll take measures on our end."

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