WARNING ... UTILITY PAYMENT SCAM
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PUCO warns of utility payment scam
Customers threatened with termination of service if they don’t pay bills immediately
COLUMBUS, OHIO (Oct. 9, 2014) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is warning utility customers to beware of a payment scam that has surfaced across the state over the past several weeks.
The scam is targeting particularly electric and natural gas utility customers, both residential and small business. A caller claiming to represent the utility informs the customer that they owe money from their past bill and must pay immediately or face termination of service. Customers are instructed to purchase a pre-paid debit card and then call a toll free number to transfer the money.
Most utilities do not ask for pre-paid debit cards for payment and provide ample time for customers to make a payment before service is terminated. Customers having questions about their account should call the appropriate utility. A listing of PUCO regulated utility company customer service numbers can be found here. Customers believing they have been a victim of payment fraud are encouraged to contact their local authorities as well.
DO YOU HAVE AN UNCLAIMED CAPITAL CREDITS?
Capital credits are the difference between your cooperative’s operating costs and revenues. Because Logan County Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit cooperative, any revenues left over after expenses are returned to you, our member-owners. There are some current or former members of the cooperative whose capital credits checks have remained unclaimed. These capital credits checks have been either returned by the U.S. Post Office as “undeliverable” or simply have not been cashed.
CLICK THIS LINK for a list of people or businesses that have unclaimed capital credits. If these refunds are not claimed within the next 60 days, they will be re-allocated among the current members.