Another scam has hit consumers in the area.
A scam artist is calling electric utility consumers, like those who utilize Kankakee Valley REMC’s services, claiming that their utility bill could be paid under a federal government program – but no such program exists.
These solicitations have been made door to door, online, and by phone. Members are being asked for personal information and then given a fake bank account number to use for making a payment on their utility bill.
If you receive a phone call from someone representing themselves as a Kankakee Valley REMC member informing you that you can get help paying your electric bill, hang up! Do not give out any personal information. REMC will not call you asking for your account number or password.