That call from CFEC likely a scam

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Sheriff's Office issues warning

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Central Florida Electric Cooperative (CFEC), is urging all CFEC customers to be aware of a scam operation.

Numerous CFEC customers have received phone calls from unknown subjects claiming their electric bill has not been paid. The customer is being told that if payment is not made within two hours, then their power will be turned off. These people are asking for payment to be made by phone and are requesting the customer’s credit card number.

CFEC officials say these calls have NOT been authorized by them.

They do not contact any CFEC customer by phone requesting payment.

CFEC and LCSO are requesting any customer who has been contacted, copy down the number from your Caller ID and contact LCSO at 352-486-5111 to make a report.

Do not give anyone your personal identification information or credit card number.

CFEC is urging their customers to check their web site for any additional information concerning their services at www.cfec.com.