DAFTER, Mich. (WLUC) – Due to a major surge in scam calls, Cloverland Electric Cooperative warns its business and residential members to stay alert of calls threatening to disconnect electrical service.
The cooperative, which services the Eastern Upper Peninsula, reports that its small business members have been targeted in a widespread scam.
Scammers identify themselves as representatives from Cloverland Electric and threaten to disconnect electrical service if a payment is not made immediately over the phone.
Members should be aware that Cloverland’s member services team does not take credit card information by phone. Instead, the cooperative uses a secure automated pay-by-phone system (844-843-6837, which is printed on billing statements).
Signs of a scam call include a sense of urgency and actions that do not align with cooperative protocol, which includes:
- Threatening to disconnect service if payment is not made immediately by phone
- Demanding a…