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Laurens Electric Cooperative Warns Customers About Phone Scam

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Laurens Electric Cooperative representatives are warning customers about a phone scam. Laurens Electric Cooperative representatives are warning customers about a phone scam.

Laurens Electric Cooperative representatives are warning customers about a phone scam.

A company representative said that the phone scam, where the caller pretends to be an electric cooperative employee, claims that service to the customer is about to be disconnected unless payment is received immediately. The scammer then directs the customer to purchase a pre-paid debit card and to call a toll-free number to deliver the serial code listed on the card, which can be purchased at many convenience stores and pharmacies. Once the information is obtained, the scammers have been able to steal the money used to purchase the card.

Laurens Electric Cooperative officials say that although they make phone call notification of pending disconnection as a courtesy, they will not call or email members to request an account number, payment or password. They ask that any customers who may receive a suspicious phone call to please call their office at 1-800-942-3141 to confirm your account status.

Laurens Electric Cooperative serves over 53,000 customers in Laurens, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Newberry, Union and Abbeville counties.

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