The Scam: Citizens are being advised that the call is from Mountain Electric Co-op and that their meter is expiring. Citizens are then be directed to go to Stores such as Rite Aid to purchase phone cards and to call them back with the numbers from the cards. Failing to do so will result in a disruption of their service.
These calls, which appear to come from a local phone number, are not legit. Mountain Electric will never ask you to purchase any type of card, that will have anything to do with your service.
If you should receive any kind of call representing Mountain Electric that you are unsure of, please call the local office to confirm. If still suspicious, please notify the Sheriff’s Office as well.