There have been a few members calling recently to inform us of scams around town. If you encounter any suspicious behavior, please don't hesitate to call the police. If any of the suspicious behavior involves Community Electric Cooperative or the likes thereof, please reach out to us immediately at 757-242-6181
Recent SCAM ALERTS:
Suffolk area: Silver 4-door vehicle with Community Electric ball logo but no name listed. Man of Indian descent in mid-40-s came to the residents door telling our member they were overdue & needed to pay. Also went to a neighbor who called the police.
Member received a phone call that we were changing his meter & he needed to pay a deposit.
Southampton County: Member was contacted via phone that his account was overdue & needed to pay immediately to avoid a disconnect.
Our members receiving phone call from number identified as Dominion that bill is overdue and the need to pay.
In cases of overdue bills, CEC will always notify members on their bill of late payments first. If you receive contact via phone demanding payment and you are not sure if it is CEC, please hang up and call 757-242-6181 to speak to a representative or to pay your bill through our secure system.
We apologize for any inconvenience these scams may cause.