HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Santee Cooper is warning its customers about a scam that is currently happening in Horry County.
According to a Santee Cooper press release, individuals have been calling businesses and claiming to be a company employee. The caller then demands immediate payment of bills, and also asks for credit card payments or wire transfers.
Additionally, the scammers have been showing up at homes and businesses posing as Santee Cooper employees, even wearing clothing with a company label, the release stated.
Santee Cooper is reminding customers that employees would never come to a home or business demanding any form of payment.
Customers are also encouraged to call (800) 804-7424 to verify that anyone claiming to be an employee actually does work for Santee Cooper, the release stated.