DREMC warns about local phone scams

DREMC recently sent out a press release warning Moore County residents about an area phone scam. (File Photo)

LOCAL NEWS — Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) warns Moore County residents to be alert to an area phone scam aimed at Duck River customers.

The caller, from a 615 area code, identifies themselves as DREMC personnel and demands immediate payment to avoid a disconnection of services. The would-be scammers apparently do several things that would be considered red flags including using abusive language, requesting payment through gift cards or a non-DREMC app, and making the calls outside of normal business hours.

DREMC reminds it’s Lynchburg customers that local offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and a local call would always come in that time frame and from a 931 area code. Duck River also does not accept prepaid gift cards of any type for payment.

Legitimate payment may be made only through the DREMC website or by calling the Lynchburg office 931-759-7344 during regular business hours. Members are encouraged to hang up and call their local DREMC office to verify their account status should they receive a phone call requesting a balance be paid. •

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