3 Common Scams

  • Scam #1: The prepaid debit card scam. Scammers insist that consumers need to pay their bill immediately or their electricity will be disconnected. They tell them to purchase a prepaid debit card and call them back, to a specific number, with the verification code.
  • Scam #2: False rebate. Scammers inform consumers that they have a $25 rebate on their monthly Ohio Cooperative Living subscription. The scammers say they need consumers’ bank account information to transfer the rebate.
  • Scam #3: Google scam. A Google Calendar invitation pops up in your email inbox. It claims that it is a “Good Calendar” and has the subject line, “Your electric bill is available.”