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Be Alert for Scam Phone Calls!

April 1, 2015:  It's not an April Fool's Day joke!  Once again, scammers are calling residential and business utility consumers and claiming to represent Brunswick Electric. The call may come to a mobile or a landline phone.

The caller typically says that the utility has not received a payment for services in the last three months, and that the customer has to make a cash payment, or obtain a prepaid Green Dot card and put money on it, or their electric service would be disconnected.

We encourage anyone that receives a call from someone requesting payment for Brunswick Electric to contact law enforcement or Brunswick Electric.

BEMC will never contact you to obtain account or personal information; if you ever doubt the identity of someone claiming to represent your co-op over the phone, please hang up and call back to us using the phone number listed on your bill or another official document.

Please share this information with family and friends to help put a stop to it.

Attorney General Roy Cooper has commented that fraudulent calls like these can be very difficult to stop since technology makes it possible for criminals to make calls from anywhere in the world.

If you get one of these calls, you can report it to the Attorney General's Office at 1-877-5NO-SCAM, to local law enforcement or to Brunswick Electric at 1-800-842-5871.

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