GLE Co-Op Reports Payment Scam - Northern Michigan's News Leader

GLE Co-Op Reports Payment Scam

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There's a new scam targeting members of the Great Lakes Energy Cooperative.

Someone called a GLE member pretending to be with the energy company and threatened to shut off service if the member didn't pay within 45 minutes.

GLE reports the caller had an accent and identified himself as a part of the "Great Lakes Energy Disconnect Department."

The GLE member hung up and called the Cooperative to make a report. 

If you've received a similar call, contact your energy provider. Members of GLE should call 1-888-485-2537. 

Consumers should never give out personal information including financial account numbers or social security numbers over the phone or Internet to someone they do not know.