Scams related to the COVID-19 outbreak are on the rise. York Electric Cooperative members should be on the lookout for suspicious email, phone calls, or persons impersonating business employees or charitable organizations. Unfortunately, scammers take advantage of opportunities such as this when households are otherwise preoccupied. If you get a call from someone claiming to represent YEC, and they make threats or demand immediate payment, hang up and call York Electric at (803) 684-4248.
Credit card numbers and personal information should never be given to suspicious callers. Members should call YEC if they have questions about their accounts. Member services representatives can help confirm payment and balance due on a member’s account.