Summer Scams Heating Up

Scammers don’t take summer vacations, as several electric cooperatives can attest. Reported efforts to rip off consumers have been picking up in recent weeks, including one making claims of incorrect meter readings and another citing invalid checks. Nebraska’s Howard Greeley Rural Public Power District wrote on its Facebook page that some residents “have been getting calls thatContinue Reading

Beware of Scams

Scams targeting utility customers are on the rise, according to reports across the nation. Laclede Electric members are included among those getting recent fraudulent calls. In this widespread scam, a telephone caller poses as an electric utility company employee. The caller threatens to shut off the customer’s power unless an immediate payment is made. LacledeContinue Reading

Birds on a wire safety

Birds you see sitting on power lines are not magic. They stay safe because electricity always looks for a path to the ground, and as long as they are not touching anything to ground the electricity they will stay safe. If that bird makes one wrong move and touches something that is grounded, it wouldContinue Reading

Pole Climber

Before you switch on the lights, your electric cooperative line workers have already put up the poles, connected miles of wire and flipped more than a few switches of their own. All to make sure your life is always “on.” Learn more about the power of your cooperative membership at www.MembersFirst.coop.