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Phone scam targets local power cooperative customers

SPICER -- The Kandiyohi Power Cooperative recently received report of a phone scam involving a fraudster posing as a cooperative employee, attempting to obtain credit card information.

SPICER - The Kandiyohi Power Cooperative recently received report of a phone scam involving a fraudster posing as a cooperative employee, attempting to obtain credit card information.
The cooperative issued a news release Friday regarding the phone scam, warning its members to be aware of any fraudulent activity.
The cooperative recently learned that one of its member received a phone call from a fraudster who stated that the member’s account had been “red-flagged” because their electric payment had not been received. The fraudster also said that the member’s power would be immediately disconnected if credit card information was not given over the phone.
A 1-800 number was given for the member to call back. When the number was called, there reportedly was no answer, according to the news release.
The cooperative is not affiliated with this fraudster and urges those who receive a suspicious phone call to hang up and call the Kandiyohi Power Cooperative at 1-800-551-4951.

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