KREMC Warns Members about Potential “Spoofing” Scam Created by kblakeslee on 4/3/2014 1:19:58 PM
WARSAW, Ind. (WOWO): We've got another WOWO scam alert to pass along. This time, leaders with Kosciusko REMC are warning KREMC members about the potential of a “spoofing” scam.
A Kosciusko REMC member received a phone call which appeared to be from KREMC. Instead it was really a scammer posing as a co-op or utility employee, seeking an immediate payment through a pre-paid debit card or through an online service, to avoid service disconnection.
By falsifying caller-ID, a technique known as “spoofing,” the scammer’s call appears to be from the utility.
The member was then directed to dial a toll-free number and provide the payment information, enabling the scammer to steal their money.
KREMC members are being encouraged to call the co-op at 574-267-6331 or 800-790-7362, if they are suspicious about calls received regarding their KREMC accounts. Any KREMC customer service representative calling your home will already know your account number and/or amount due on your account.
Additionally, in most cases when a meter is subject to imminent disconnection a service technician will already be at the location. Please hang up and call the cooperative at the numbers listed above.