Several LCEC business customers have reported a recent billing scam.
A male is calling from an 800 number saying he represents LCEC and is asking for immediate payment or their electric service will be shut off. In one known incident the victim refused to give out their credit card number over the phone so the scammer asked for a green dot card purchased from a convenient store.
LCEC does not operate in this manner, utility officials said.
If customers have any questions about their electric service they are asked to contact LCEC at 656-2300.