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Scam alert: Fake Cape Hatteras Electric company calls

The Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative received multiple reports Friday of customers getting calls from an 800 number, with a person on the line claiming to be with electric company.

The caller threatens to disconnect power unless immediate payment is made to them. The cooperative says this is a scam.

“We will never call our members and demand immediate payment over the phone,” company officials said.

If you receive a phone call and are unsure that it is Cape Hatteras Electric, hang up and call the our office at 252-995-5616.