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VEC Warning Members Of Phone Scam

The Vermont Electric Cooperative is warning its members not to give personal information out over the phone to callers purporting to be co-op employees. The utility says phone scammers have been contacting VEC members and threatening to cut off their power unless they provide credit card information to settle an outstanding balance.

A warning on the Vermont Electric Cooperative's homepage states:

VEC does contact members by phone in order to agree upon a payment plan but does not require payment in full. Additionally, VEC offers many options for how the payment can be made to the utility. Anyone receiving a suspicious call should not give out personal information, including account or credit card numbers.

To verify the authenticity of a Vermont Electric Cooperative caller requesting credit card information, members should call the utility at 1-800-832-2667.