A business owner served by Clay Electric in the Orange Park area called to report that he received a phone call from someone who claimed the owner had not paid his August electric bill and that his September bill was past due. The caller said he was on his way to disconnect power. The caller claimed he had no record of payments being made, and that payment was due immediately. “They were very smooth,” the business owner said. “I quickly checked my bank statement and saw that the payment had cleared, so I realized the call was a scam.”
Clay Electric never attempts to collect payments this way. Members are urged to be suspicious when someone calls and demands immediate payment of an electric bill. Members should hang up and call Clay Electric at 352-473-4917.
Clay Electric has recently seen a rise in reports of scam calls and misleading offers. The cooperative once again reminds its residential and commercial members that it does not... Continue Reading ›