Pedernales Electric Cooperative members are encouraged to be on alert for a phone scam circulating in the area.
Members have reported phone calls threatening service disconnection and instructing people to call a phone number with area code 866, according to a PEC statement released Tuesday. If members call the number as directed, they may hear an automated phone directory similar to PEC’s.
PEC officials said this phone call is a scam and said that PEC will never call and threaten immediate disconnection, according to the statement.
If members receive a questionable call, they may call PEC immediately at 1-888-554-4732.