KALISPELL – Flathead Electric Cooperative is issuing a warning that some members have received fraudulent phone calls from people posing as employees.
The imposters threaten to shut off power to the home or business if payment is not made immediately. In some cases, the Caller I.D. function of the telephone even lists Flathead Electric Co-op, according to FEC spokeswoman Wendy Ostrom Price.
"It is not the policy of FEC to ask personal questions of its members or to threaten members with immediate disconnect if there is a balance on their account. The Co-op follows a comprehensive series of procedures with regards to delinquent accounts to find an equitable solution for all concerned," Ostrom Price said in a news release.
Anyone who receives a call similar to those reported should not release personal or financial information and is asked to notify the Co-op.
Local law enforcement agencies should also be advised when illegal activity is suspected. In addition, if you are concerned about protecting yourself from identity theft or feel you may be a victim, you can find more information by clicking here.