MiEnergy scam in Winona
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 5:47pm admin
Cresco/Rushford, Minn. - MiEnergy Cooperative has been notified of a possible scam. A member contacted the cooperative Friday, Sept. 14 about a man that had stopped by their residence in rural Winona on Thursday, Sept. 13.
The man had a MiEnergy shirt on and claimed there was a billing error and if he could see or have a copy of their electric bill the cooperative would give them an 11 percent credit or rebate. The member told the man the spouse took care of the bills and a copy was not available.
Members can contact the cooperative at 1-800-432-2285 at any time—day, night, weekend or holiday to verify the identity of a MiEnergy employee.
MiEnergy Cooperative is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative and is the result of a merger between Hawkeye REC, of Cresco, Iowa and Tri-County Electric Cooperative, of Rushford, Minn. in 2017.
It maintains 5,500 miles of power lines covering most of Fillmore, Houston and Winona counties in Minnesota and Chickasaw, Howard and Winneshiek counties in Iowa. The cooperative also serves small pockets bordering those counties. It provides electricity to more than 18,700 members in northeastern Iowa and southeastern Minnesota. MiEnergy is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.