Scam Alerts

Don’t be scammed!

Please be aware that Baldwin EMC will not demand payment by phone, prepaid card or wire transfer. If you receive a call demanding such payment to prevent your power from being disconnected, this is a scam. Hang up and call Baldwin EMC at (251) 989-6247 or (800) 837-3374. For updates on current scam alerts, see below.

 


Phone Scammers Concoct False Buyout Story to Con Baldwin EMC Members

    A Baldwin EMC member has recently fallen victim to a scam artist posing as a co-op representative. According to the member, the caller claimed that Baldwin EMC had been bought out by AT&T. The caller went on to say the member’s account had accrued several months of back-payment and that a disconnect was scheduled if […]

    Phone Scammers Target Baldwin EMC Members in the New Year

      Several local businesses have recently been the target of phone scams in the Baldwin EMC service area. In these instances, Baldwin EMC members received phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the cooperative and demanding money with threats of turning off their power. “Unfortunately, we’ve had quite a few calls from members reporting these fraudulent […]

      Phone Scammers Continue to Target Baldwin EMC Members in the New Year

        It’s a new year, but phone scams continue to be prevalent in the service area of Baldwin EMC, whose members find themselves the target of phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the cooperative and demanding money with threats of turning off their power. “No matter how legitimate a caller sounds, it is vital that […]

        Phone Scammers Continue to Find Creative Ways to Target Baldwin EMC Members

          Baldwin EMC continues to receive numerous reports from members who say they have been contacted by someone claiming to represent the cooperative and demanding money with threats of turning off their power. “We received a phone call just this morning from a member who reported receiving multiple calls from an ‘account specialist’ with BEMC,” says […]

          Baldwin EMC Members Targeted by Phone Scammers

            Once again, Baldwin EMC representatives are issuing an urgent warning to the cooperative’s members about phone scammers, which are active in our area. The alert follows recent reports of members being contacted by someone demanding money and claiming to represent Baldwin EMC. “In one instance, the scammer had the technology to make the Baldwin EMC […]

            Baldwin EMC Members Warned of Phone Scams

              Baldwin EMC representatives are reminding members to avoid releasing any information over the phone to callers claiming to represent Baldwin EMC and demanding money. The co-op learned of an attempt today in which a member was threatened with her service being turned off if she did not call the phone number she was given to make a […]

              Phone Scam Update

                Baldwin EMC representatives are reminding members to avoid releasing any information over the phone to callers claiming to represent Baldwin EMC and demanding money. The co-op learned of another attempt today in which the member’s caller ID was spoofed to have the Baldwin EMC name appear. Please do NOT give out any information on calls […]

                Baldwin EMC Members Warned of Phone Scam

                  Baldwin EMC representatives are issuing an urgent warning to the cooperative’s members about phone scammers, which are active again in our area. The alert follows recent reports of a local business being contacted by someone demanding money and claiming to represent Baldwin EMC. These scams typically involve: Callers threatening power disconnection if payment is not […]

                  Baldwin EMC Members Warned of Phone Scam

                    Baldwin EMC representatives are issuing an urgent warning to the cooperative’s members about a phone scam. The alert follows recent reports of members being contacted by someone demanding money and claiming to represent Baldwin EMC. These scams typically involve: Callers threatening power disconnection if payment is not received immediately; Callers asking members to pay via […]

                    Baldwin EMC Members Warned of Phone Scam

                      Baldwin EMC representatives are issuing an urgent warning to the cooperative’s members about a phone scam. The alert follows recent reports from several local business owners who received a call from someone claiming to represent Baldwin EMC. The caller demanded a large amount of money be paid in cash to avoid being disconnected. At least […]

                      Baldwin EMC Members Warned of Phone Scam

                        Baldwin EMC representatives are issuing an urgent warning to the cooperative’s members about a phone scam. The alert follows a recent report of a member being scammed by a caller claiming to represent Baldwin EMC, demanding a large amount of money to repair their meter. This was not a legitimate call from Baldwin EMC and […]