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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Summer is the time for the beach, vacations, and unfortunately, scammers. There has been a recent increase in telephone scams in the Midwest states at other Cooperatives. If you ever receive a phone call from anyone claiming to be from WREC or any electric utility, do not give out any personal or financial information. Be alert, and if it doesn’t sound right, hang up and call your local Cooperative office. Some examples of the scams currently happening are: calls that the meter reading has been wrong and an address is needed to send a check, calls requesting immediate payment or face a disconnection of power, and calls that a payment sent in wasn’t valid and a credit or debit card is needed to keep the power on. Many calls are made late in the afternoon to incite panic of being without electricity overnight. Rest assured that WREC will not call asking for immediate payment or financial/personal information. Stay vigilant! Scammers are coming up with new schemes every day.

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