GreyStone Power Corporation representatives are warning the cooperative’s members about a possible telephone scam. A GreyStone member recently received a phone call from a person who said that the member’s meter needed to be changed out and that he needed to immediately make a payment for the meter.
This is not a GreyStone practice. The alert follows a recent report of someone calling a cooperative member claiming to represent Tri-County EMC, a co-op in Gray, Ga. The scammer stated that Tri-County EMC had recently lost members’ checks, and then threatened to disconnect the member’s power if he did not immediately make a payment over the phone via credit card. Georgia Power also recently cautioned its customers about suspected billing scams, usually involving callers who demand a credit card or debit number over the phone.
If you receive a call from someone claiming to represent GreyStone Power who tries to force you to make a payment over the phone, please be aware that this may be a scam. GreyStone members always have the option to make a payment online through our web self-service system. If you are ever suspicious of a caller, hang up the phone and call GreyStone directly before giving out any sensitive information. If you do receive a suspicious phone call, please report it to your local law enforcement.
GreyStone Power serves more than 106,500 members in portions of eight counties, including Paulding, Douglas, Fulton, Cobb, Carroll, Bartow, Fayette and Coweta counties. Learn more at www.greystonepower.com.