At Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, we have heard from some of our corporate members who have recently received scam phone calls from someone claiming to be with the cooperative. The caller threatens disconnection of electric service unless an immediate payment is made by phone.
A phone number associated with this scam is 1-800-807-8727, which has also been used for similar scams in other parts of Missouri.
We are looking out for you, our members, and we do not want you to be taken advantage of. If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from HOEC and you suspect something isn't quite right, we encourage you to simply hang up the phone. We call this Slam the Scam. Do not give out personal information; instead, hang up the phone and give us a call directly at our business office at (417) 256-2131 or toll-free 1-888-HOE-POWER (1-888-463-7693) to report the matter and verify whether any issues exist with your account.
Together, we can stop scammers with Slam the Scam.