The scam artists state immediate payment is needed to avoid disconnection of utility services.
A number of members have reported that the suspicious calls show up on caller ID as 317-493-5507. Horry Electric warns that any calls from this number should be reported to local law enforcement.
Credit card numbers and personal information should not be provided to suspicious callers. If a member receives a suspicious call, mailing, email or other type of unusual contact or offer from a person or company claiming to be from or working on behalf of Horry Electric, the member should end the call immediately and contact local law enforcement.
Members should also call Horry Electric at 843.369.2211 to report the incident. Service representatives can help confirm a bill payment, service work, or an appointment at a members home or business.