LPEA cautions customers of new phone scam attempts

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By Indiana Reed
Special to The SUN

La Plata Electric Association (LPEA) is once again cautioning its members to not be fooled by impersonators claiming to be from LPEA and threatening disconnection for lack of payment.

“We’ve had a couple of different issues …,” said Steve Gregg, LPEA chief operating officer. “One concern is whether LPEA’s system has been ‘hacked’ and Social Security numbers and passwords stolen. Our network administrators are running checks on the system and we’ve alerted our bill processing company, but there has been no evidence of any breaches.”

According to Gregg, all member data is encrypted to thwart hackers.

The phone scammers are also calling members in good standing threatening disconnection if payment is not made within 15 minutes.

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