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New Scam Alert in Scott City

Protecting our members is a priority to Wheatland Electric.  When we learn of a new scam in our service area, we will pass that information along to you.  If you believe you have been the target of a fraudulent phone call or scam attempt, contact your local Wheatland Electric Office.

Wheatland Electric members in Scott City have been targeted by telephone in a scam in which a person falsely posing as a Wheatland Employee threatened to disconnect service if an immediate payment was not made. 

Wheatland is issuing the following reminders to help keep its members from being a victim of a scam:

  • Wheatland never contacts a member by phone to demand immediate payment or threaten disconnection of service. In addition, Wheatland never dictates how a member’s bill is paid. Method of payment is up to the member.
  • Disconnection procedures usually take place over several weeks and after two contacts with the member. When a meter is disconnected, it is done during business hours, and Wheatland employees always identify themselves.
  • Never give your credit card number or other personal information during unsolicited phone calls or emails.
  • Those who get a suspicious email or phone call should contact their local Wheatland office at 1-800-762-0436.
 
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