Recently, members have contacted SVEC with concerns they were scam targets. These members were called by someone claiming to be from SVEC, and threatened disconnection of services if a payment was not made right then over the phone. Thankfully, the members knew to hang-up and give their local SVEC office.
With scams on the rise during the pandemic, please be on guard to protect your personal information and your wallet!
- Do not give out your bank information over the phone. SVEC will not call you demanding a payment.
- Do not click on any links in emails that come from someone you do not know, and look closely: some hackers will use a name you know (like SVEC) but the sending email address does not match the name or business.
- Do not click on any links or “pop-ups” on Facebook or any webpage that claims “You’ve won” a prize - some say a TV, gift certificate or cash.
If you believe you may be the target of a scam, call or send us an email.