Scammers target utility customers

MAYFIELD – Reports of utility scams are rising among West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative members and scammers are moving beyond phone calls to text messages, according to Heather Foley, WKRECC vice president of Finance & Administration.

“Our members are calling us every week to report scammers using the co-op’s name and phone number,” said Foley. She explained that while the details of the calls and texts vary, in the end, the result is always the same: “Someone is trying to scare you into giving them money or to collect your personal information for identity theft.”