Door-to-door scammer in rural Hokah- Claiming to be from utility and asks to see copy of electric bill

Door-to-door scammer in rural Hokah- Claiming to be from utility and asks to see copy of electric bill

Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN  9 a.m. September 28, 2018)— MiEnergy Cooperative has been notified of a possible scam. A member contacted the cooperative today about a man that had stopped by their residence in rural Hokah. The person claimed to be from an electric utility (not MiEnergy) and asked to see a copy of their electric bill and explained they were eligible to save 11 percent.  The member told the man the spouse took care of the bills and a copy was not available.

This situation is similar to one reported by the cooperative two weeks ago in rural Winona. In that instance, the person claimed they were from MiEnergy and they needed to see the member’s electric bill so the cooperative could provide a rebate or credit of 11 percent.

Members can contact the cooperative at 1-800-432-2285 at any time—day, night, weekend or holiday to verify the identity of a MiEnergy employee.

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