Nationwide Email Scam

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A nationwide email scam is targeting utility customers, including electric cooperative members, by sending bogus invoices directing them to a virus-infected site.  Some Cooperatives in Illinois are reporting receiving a call from members who have received such an email. The only valid email address that we send "bill available" information from is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  The fraudulent billing message tells members their bill is ready and provides a hyperlink to view it. DO NOT click on the hyperlink as it takes you to a site that infects your device with malware. The malware could go after banking information or attempt to steal usernames or passwords. SEIEC advises members to ignore suspicious requests and to report the suspicious activity to the Cooperative.