Scammers are using technology to make it appear that Flathead Electric Cooperative is calling. The scammers, posing as Co-op employees, tell members that their account is delinquent and that the Co-op’s credit/debit card readers are down. They threaten service shut-off unless payment by cash card is made immediately. The scammers are currently targeting agricultural businesses reliant on uninterrupted electricity, such as greenhouses, irrigators, and tomato growers.
It is not your Co-op’s policy to threaten members with immediate disconnect if there is a balance on their account. In such scenarios, the Co-op follows a comprehensive set of procedures to find equitable solutions for all concerned.
Should you receive a similar call, hang up! You can also report unwanted calls or scams to the Federal Trade Commission. Stay safe out there, Co-op members!