Central Electric Cooperative (CEC) is warning members of a phone scam that is targeting its members. Scammers are calling members stating that a service order has been issued to disconnect their electric service.
CEC will not call and demand immediate payment over the phone via a debit or credit card. Service termination is always initiated with an electric bill statement, followed by a written letter. If you are unsure that the caller is associated with your co-op, hang up and immediately call the office at 1-800-521-0570.
Always be very cautious and do not give out any personal or bank information over the phone to someone calling you.
Central Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative serving approximately 25,000 members with over 3,000 miles of distribution line in portions of Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Forest, Mercer and Venango counties.