Member Targeted in Phone Scam 11/21/17
11/21/17 Cooperative Member Targeted in Phone Scam
Oakdale Electric Cooperative (OEC) is warning members of a phone scam that recently targeted a cooperative member. The phone scammer impersonated a co-op employee, and demanded immediate payment over the phone, via a debit or credit card, and threatened disconnection.
OEC advises members that such calls are not legitimate and any member receiving such a call should not to provide any financial or personal information to the callers.
OEC will NEVER call and demand immediate payment over the phone, via a debit or credit card. If unsure if the caller is associated with your co-op, hang up and immediately call the office at 1-800-241-2468.
If any member has been contacted and made a payment, they should contact local law enforcement officials immediately.