Crime

Possible door-to-door scam in rural Winona

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) - MiEnergy Cooperative announced a possible door-to-door scam in rural Winona County.

A customer tole the cooperative today about a man that stopped at their residence Thursday, September 13. The man was wearing a MiEnergy shirt and claimed there was a billing error. The man asked to see the customer's billing statement and offered an 11 percent credit or rebate. The resident told the man that they did not take care of the bills and a copy was not available.

MiEnergy is asking members to contact the cooperative at 1-800-432-2285 at any time to verify the identity of any MiEnergy employee.

MiEnergy Cooperative is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative and is the result of a merger between Hawkeye REC, of Cresco, Iowa and Tri-County Electric Cooperative, of Rushford, Minn. in 2017. It maintains 5,500 miles of power lines covering most of Fillmore, Houston and Winona counties in Minnesota and Chickasaw, Howard and Winneshiek counties in Iowa. The cooperative also serves small pockets bordering those counties. It provides electricity to more than 18,700 members in northeastern Iowa and southeastern Minnesota. MiEnergy is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative. 

 


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