Don't Get Burned by Phone Scams
Beware of fraudulent activity in which callers falsely claim to be from the “electric company” or “power company.” Scam callers claim you are behind on your payment and your services will be discontinued, usually within the hour, unless you make a payment immediately with a pre-paid debit card. Don’t be fooled even if the phone number on your caller ID looks like it’s coming from your utility company. Often times, scammers use “spoofing technology” to make the caller ID display the name and phone number of the local utility leading you to believe the call is legitimate.
Mohave Electric members who have delinquent accounts receive multiple written notifications by mail prior to electric service disconnection, never just a single notification one hour before disconnection and you would never be asked to purchase a prepaid debit card to avoid electric service disconnection.
If someone contacts you identifying themselves as the “electric company” or “power company” and you believe the call is a scam, hang up and call your local law enforcement agency. Never share your personal information, including birthday, Social Security number, credit card numbers or banking account information, unless you initiated the contact.
If you have questions about your Mohave Electric account, you can call member services at (928) 763-1100 to verify your account status. After 5 p.m., call the outage number at 1-844-632-2667 and select option “1.” You will hear the outage reporting menu but pressing “0” at any time will direct you to an operator.
In the 2012 elections, voter turnout in rural communities dropped by 18 percent—twice the decline seen nationally. That means the voice of rural America isn’t resonating as strongly as it should with our elected leaders and political candidates, and that the issues so important to us may not be front and center for them.
Fortunately, we have the power to turn this around. Together, we can boost voter engagement and turnout on Election Day by enhancing voter engagement. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) launched a major initiative to enhance voter engagement. The goal of the “Co-ops Vote” campaign is to boost voter turnout in areas served by cooperatives by encouraging electric co-op employees and their consumer members to exercise one of their most basic rights—the right to vote.
“America’s electric cooperatives are leaders in the communities they serve throughout the country with a powerful sense of their civic duty,” said NRECA Interim CEO Jeffrey Connor. “Co-ops Vote focuses elected leaders on the people who are most invested in the success of their own communities. With 42 million members across the nation, electric co-ops are a powerful voice on national issues that have a local impact. We want to be sure that voice is always heard, especially on Election Day.”
Working in collaboration with states and local co-ops, this non-partisan campaign will educate and engage all voters on important issues, such as ensuring continued access to reliable electricity, promoting co-ops’ development of innovative renewable energy solutions, and expanding broadband coverage throughout rural America.
For more information, visit: www.vote.coop or click on the red checkmark on the left.
Mohave Electric Celebrates 70th Anniversary
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Mohave Electric held its Annual Meeting for members at River Valley High School in Mohave Valley on Friday, June 10th.
More than 300 members and guests attended this year’s Annual Meeting which highlighted MEC’s 70th Anniversary including U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, Arizona State Representative Sonny Borrelli, former Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward, and former Bullhead City Councilman Sam Medrano.
To learn more about the history of Mohave Electric Cooperative and the 2016 Annual Meeting, click here