Wake Forest, NC— Wake Electric is warning members that thieves posing as North Carolina’s electric cooperative employees across the state are trying to steal your money and personal information.
The scammers call customers whose primary language is not English, most of the time targeting Spanish speakers, and tell them that their electricity will be disconnected unless they send payment immediately. The scammers are instructing these cooperative members to purchase a pre-paid credit card and either send it to a predetermined address or provide the information from that card over the phone.
Please note that Wake Electric would never, under any circumstance, contact you to obtain account or personal information. If you ever doubt the identity of someone claiming to represent Wake Electric over the phone, please hang up and call our office using the phone number listed on your bill or another official document.
Wake Electric urges its members to be aware of this scam and asks that members share this information with family and friends to help put a stop to it.