A local energy company has been notified of a possible scam in our listening area.

MiEnergy Cooperative was notified of a possible scam across southeast Minnesota after a member contacted the cooperative about a man that stopped by their residence in rural Hokah. The person claimed to be from an electric utility, not MiEnergy, and asked to see a copy of their electric bill. The person then explained they were eligible to save 11 percent. This person did NOT give them a copy of the bill.

A similar situation happened in rural Winona a couple weeks ago and was reported to the cooperative. In this situation the person said they WERE from MiEnergy and said the member could save 11 percent rebate or credit.

Be on the lookout of this possible scam across southeast Minnesota and members of MiEnergy can contact the cooperative at any time at 1-800-432-2285 to verify the identity of a MiEnergy employee.