BAXTER COUNTY, AR-Some electricity customers in Baxter County have been contacted by a person pretending to be a representative of NAEC.
The caller informs NAEC customers that their electric bills are overdue and must be paid immediately by credit card over the phone in order to avoid interruption in electric service.
These calls are NOT coming from North Arkansas Electric Cooperative.
They are being made by unknown third party callers who attempt to obtain credit card or other personal information from unsuspecting members of the public.
The Sheriff’s Office is urging to public to avoid becoming victims of fraudulent scams by refusing to provide credit card or any personal identifying information to unverified and unconfirmed sources.
Persons needing to obtain their NAEC account information with respect to payments or other purposes can call North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Mountain Home at (870) 425-2141.