MiEnergy Cooperative has been notified of a possible scam. A member contacted the cooperative on September 28, 2018, about a man that had 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 and explained they were eligible to save 11%. The member told the man the spouse took care of the bills and a copy was not available.
This situation is similar to one reported by the cooperative two weeks ago in rural Winona. In that instance, the person claimed they were from MiEnergy and they needed to see the member’s electric bill so the cooperative could provide a rebate or credit of 11%.
Members can contact the cooperative at 1 (800) 432-2285 at any time – day, night, weekend or holiday to verify the identity of a 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.