Missoula Electric Cooperative warns of scam

The Missoula Electric Cooperative is warning Bitterroot Valley and Missoula area residents of a scam.

A man has reportedly been posing as an employee of the company in order to gain access to people’s property.

In a recently released statement Missoula Electric Cooperative (MEC) said that a man in an unmarked white Ford Ranger truck went door-to-door in the Florence area on Aug. 18, telling residents he was from the “Missoula Co-op” and doing “in-home energy audits.” The man who initially reported the incident said the visitor asked to come inside but declined to provide his name when asked.

A second incident was reported in Missoula the morning of Aug. 25 on Virginia Drive, off 39th Street. Two men in an unmarked white truck reportedly told a homeowner’s niece that they were with “Missoula Co-op” and needed to access the property to “take photos of the electrical equipment.” They are suspected of later returning to the residence and robbing the home.

People are also reading…

A third incident was reported in the Clinton area on the same day. A man was going door-to-door on Handley Loop wearing a yellow safety vest. He reportedly told

View Source