This Halloween, and year-round, remember the following tips to help avoid the costly effects of being duped by scammers posing to be South River EMC:
- Your co-op will never demand payment over the phone. If you receive a call, do not give out personal information, such as your credit card number, account number, or Social Security number. Hang up and call South River EMC to verify your account status.
- Do not open suspicious emails. Instead, call South River EMC to report questionable acitivity.
- Do not be rushed or pressured by a threatening caller. Hang up and take time to contact South River EMC and verify information.
You might think this could never happen to you, but always remain aware of what could be happening when you answer the phone. Remember, if it doesn’t seem right, it might not be.