Victory Electric warns customers of scam involving threat to shut off power

DODGE CITY, Kan. The Victory Electric Co-op in Dodge City warns its customers of a scam involving a threat to disconnect power if their target doesn't pay up.

Victory Electric says a person claiming to be with the co-op calls and threatens that they'll send a technician to turn off a customer's power if that customer doesn't immediately pay a bogus charge.

"We will never ask for your financial information or payment over the phone and all Victory Electric field employees will be properly outfitted and have a Victory Electric truck," the co-op says.

If you suspect someone claiming to be from Victory Electric is trying to scam you, the co-op advises immediately calling police or Victory Electric at 620-227-2139.

You can find more information to help you avoid scams like this on the Victory Electric website.