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Bluebonnet members report increase in attempted phone-payment scams

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Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative members have reported a recent increase in attempted phone scams by people claiming to represent Bluebonnet. Each year, utility customers experience a surge in scam phone calls, especially around the holidays. The fraudulent live callers tell members their power will be disconnected unless they make an immediate payment over the phone.Bluebonnet makes at least two attempts to remind its members with delinquent accounts – once by mail and again by a courtesy phone call – within 10 days after their payment’s due date. If a Bluebonnet member has not received a reminder in the mail or a ...

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