Capital credit phone scam – be aware

We’ve heard from some of our member/owners that they have received phone calls from somebody with a 630 area code (Chicago suburbs) pretending to be from Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative.

These potential identify thieves are asking for your personal information so they can “send you a capital credit refund check.”

These potential identity thieves are not from Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative. We will NEVER call you and ask you to give us all of your personal information. We may, though, ask for confirmation of your identity when you call us (usually by getting the last four digits of your social security number), but never when we call you.

If you do receive any of these phone calls, please hang up and call us at 800-824-5102 to report them.