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Scammers Pretending to be Co-op Employees

 Scammers Pretending to be Co-op Employees

Unfortunately, in today’s world, scams are common. Scammers can threaten you with everything from legal action to turning off power to your home.

Recently, Sam Houston Electric Cooperative received a report that people were claiming to be Co-op employees and knocking on doors in the Conroe area.

“Co-op employees and contractors are in clearly-marked vehicles,” said Manager of Communications Rachel Frey. "All Sam Houston EC employees also have photo identification badges that they can present to confirm their identity."

If you are unsure you are speaking with a Co-op employee or contractor, call the Cooperative immediately at 800-458-0381. We can help you confirm that you are speaking with one of our employees.

Scammers tend to be more active during stressful situations, such as extreme weather. Unfortunately, scammers have also called our members recently.

“They often use threatening language in order to frighten you into offering your credit card or bank account information,” Frey said. “Don’t fall victim to these types of scams.”

Sam Houston EC will never call to demand immediate payment. If you have any doubts about the person with whom you are speaking, contact our member service center at 800-458-0381.

Sam Houston Electric Cooperative wants to make sure members avoid any and all types of scams that could put you or your financial information in jeopardy. If you have any questions or would like more information about how you can protect yourself from scammers, call us, or visit our website, www.SamHouston.net.