Central Electric warns members of phone scam

From staff reports

Central Electric Cooperative is warning members of a telephone scam that has targeted its members.

The co-op is warning members to be aware of suspicious automated phone calls regarding over payment on CEC electric bills.

CEC will not call and offer a refund because of over payment. Customers who receive a call and are unsure if the call is associated with the co-op should hang up and immediately call the CEC office at (800) 521-0570.