Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is warning the public about the latest scam targeting members. A cooperative member reported this week that he received a call on his cell phone from a number appearing to be Blue Ridge Electric. The imposter told the member that his electricity was going to be disconnected unless he made immediate payment by debit or credit card and asked for his information. Similar scams have required payment using a prepaid money card. Fortunately, the member hung up and called the telephone number he knew to be his local Blue Ridge Electric office to check on his account.
Realistic scams such as this are becoming increasingly common.