East Mississippi Electric Power Association says it has received reports of someone trying to use its name as part of a scam.
Members throughout EMEPA’s service area have reported calls from someone with a foreign accent claiming to work for EMEPA, instructing them to call 800-598-1128 to make a payment immediately.
The scammer claims a technician is on his way to cut out the member’s power if they do not immediately make a payment.
EMEPA urges members to be cautious with personal and financial information. Never provide your Social Security number, credit card number or banking information to anyone requesting it over the phone or at your home unless you initiated the contact. EMEPA will not call requesting your personal or financial information and all EMEPA employees will have proper identification.
If you do receive a call from someone claiming to be from EMEPA and requesting this personal information, the organization urges you to hang up and immediately report the call to local authorities.