Meade County RECC Members:
Recently, a phone scam has been occurring within the Meade County RECC system territory. These fraudulent calls have been targeting commercial accounts, but they could change their focus to residential member-consumers. If so, be aware of suspicious calls that could be perpetrating Meade County employees. The scam artist has been notifying member-consumers that a termination of electric service will occur due to an unpaid account. Consequently, according to the scam artist, the only way to avoid this cut-off in electric service is to purchase a prepaid credit card from a local retailer and pay over the phone.
For the record, it is the policy of Meade County RECC to send all member-consumers a written warning notice should an account become delinquent. Also, we accept a variety of payment options not just one form of payment unlike the explanation the scam artist is stating. Remember, we are locally owned by the member-consumers in our service territory and our corporate headquarters is located in Brandenburg, Kentucky. We have local offices in Hardinsburg, Kentucky and Brandenburg, Kentucky that you can always come visit to pay your electric bill. Lastly, our operations of service are Monday through Friday (7:30 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. EST), which are the only times we conduct administrative functions, such as billing payment options, application of service, transfer/disconnection of services, etc. If you believe you encountered a fraudulent call please contact our office so we can verify your account information and/or inform local law enforcement.
We appreciate your patronage and let us know if we can ever be of assistance.