Pennyrile Electric wants to warn members about a scam that has recently been reported. Scammers that are impersonating Utility representatives calling members, and telling them if their bill is not paid immediately, their electricity will be disconnected.
We are sharing this information with our members so that they may pass it along to friends and neighbors.
If you receive a phone call from a person claiming to represent Pennyrile Electric or a local utility company, and you suspect it is a scam, hang up. Do not give the caller any personal information. Be especially protective of your social security number, account number, bank and credit card numbers, and driver’s license number.
Legitimate companies will not call or e-mail you asking for your account number or password, so keep your account information to yourself. You should also not assume that you can trust caller ID to let you know where a caller is located. Because scammers may use Internet calling technology, the area code you see may not reflect where they really are. Write down the person's name, then hang up and call Pennyrile Electric's main line at (270) 886-2555 to verify the call.