Scam Alert

February 10, 2014

 

The
Levy County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Central Florida Electric
Cooperative (CFEC), is urging all CFEC customers to be aware of a current scam
operation.

Numerous
CFEC customers have received phone calls from unknown subjects claiming their
electric bill has not been paid. The customer is being told that if payment is
not made within two hours, then their power will be turned off. These people
are asking for payment to be made by phone and are requesting the customer’s
credit card number.
 

CFEC officials confirm these calls have NOT been
authorized by them. They will not contact any CFEC customer by phone requesting
payment. CFEC and LCSO are requesting any customer who has been contacted, copy
down the number you are being called from and contact LCSO to make a report. Do
not give anyone your personal identification information or credit card number.
CFEC is urging their customers to check their web site for any additional
information concerning their services at
www.cfec.com.

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Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
“Know Something We Don’t” Call Crime Stoppers 1-877-349-8477 remain anonymous.