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Laurens Electric Co-Op warns of phone scam

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An iPhone user prepares to make a phone call. (File/FOX Carolina) An iPhone user prepares to make a phone call. (File/FOX Carolina)
LAURENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

On Wednesday, Laurens Electric Cooperative warned of a phone scam targeting its members.

Officials said that some of the cooperative's 53,000 members have received a telephone call by a person claiming to be a representative of the co-op. They said the caller tells the member that their bill is past due and then asks for a credit card number to pay the balance.

Although the cooperative provides courtesy calls to inform members of past-due bills, the caller will never ask a member to provide credit card information during that call, officials said.

Members who receive a suspicious phone call were asked to report it to the co-op at 800-942-3141.

The cooperative serves residents in Abbeville, Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Newberry, Spartanburg and Union counties.

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