Be on the lookout! Your cooperative will never call demanding immediate payment to avoid disconnection of your service. But scammers will, and they can even “spoof” phone numbers to make the call look legitimate.
Be smarter than the scammers. If it seems suspicious, check your account status online anytime. You can easily create an online account at joemc.com or call us at 910-353-1940. Don’t be tricked into giving out your personal or financial info. Say “No” if asked to purchase a debit or gift card to make a utility payment. Hang up if in doubt. Don’t fall for scammers’ threats or promises.