Scam Alert 6/21/2019
Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN (12:00 p.m. June 21, 2019)
We have been notified of a phone scam. Two members contacted the cooperative this morning after receiving phone calls from someone posing as an employee from Xcel Energy. The caller told them immediate cash payment was needed to avoid disconnection.
The scammer identified themselves as being from Xcel Energy and then said M & I Energy. Our employees will never pronounce our cooperative name that way. It is MiEnergy, like My Energy. One of the scammers requested cash be brought today to several addresses in Lewiston, Winona or St. Charles to avoid disconnection of electric services.
The cooperative reminds members to not provide a credit card number or other personal information over the phone without verifying the call. Members can verify any call by hanging up and calling the cooperative directly at 1-800-432-2285.