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Energy co-op has warning for members

Reported call that demanded payment in an hour or service would be disconnected.

Posted: Dec 11, 2017 5:11 PM

ORONOCO, Minn. – People’s Energy Cooperative (PEC) says one of its members was the target of criminals.

PEC says the member was called and threatened with disconnection if they did not pay an allegedly overdue bill. The caller is said to have claimed the meter was programmed to disconnect in one hour if payment was not received. The member contacted PEC and authorities.

People’s Energy Cooperative says they will never ask for bank or payment information from members over the phone. Anyone who receives such a call is encouraged to hang up and call PEC directly at 507-367-7000.

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