Chop­tank Elec­tric cau­tions against scams

Dorchester Star - - LOCAL -

CAM­BRIDGE — Chop­tank Elec­tric Co­op­er­a­tive con­tin­ues to re­mind its mem­bers to be aware and vig­i­lant in pro­tect­ing them­selves from po­ten­tial scam artists.

Scams may in­clude such meth­ods as phone, email and per­sonal con­tact, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

Chop­tank Elec­tric Co­op­er­a­tive never takes di­rect pay­ment in­for­ma­tion over the phone or in per­son. Its ac­cepted meth­ods of pay­ment are SmartHub, the Au­to­mated Phone Line 1-866-9994574, the dis­trict of­fices in Sal­is­bury or Den­ton or through its kiosk lo­cated at its Cam­bridge Dis­trict Of­fice.

If you re­ceive any calls de­mand­ing money im­me­di­ately, hang up and call the Mem­ber Ser­vice Cen­ter at 1-877-892-0001 to ver­ify your ac­count sta­tus or re­port the sus­pi­cious call to your lo­cal author­i­ties.

“We also do not en­dorse the use of third party pay­ment op­tions like Doxo. com. The safest and most se­cure way to pay your bill on­line is through our SmartHub por­tal which can be found on our web­site at www.chop­tank­elec­,” the re­lease states.

If you be­lieve you have been a vic­tim of a scam of any kind, or any other type of fraud­u­lent scheme, con­tact your lo­cal po­lice depart­ment, your state at­tor­ney gen­eral’s of­fice or Chop­tank Elec­tric Co­op­er­a­tive di­rectly.

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