Pedernales Electric is cautioning its members to be on the lookout for scam artists impersonating “meter readers” and demanding money. In one incident, a man wearing an orange shirt improperly identifying him as a meter reader has gone door to door in the Kyle area attempting to coerce residents into giving him money.
PEC does not employ meter readers, as its meters are read electronically, thus eliminating the need for manpower to read meters. In addition, most Pedernales Electric field staff wear blue uniforms prominently identifying them as company employees, and all carry official company identification. Contractors working for PEC are required to have a letter of authorization from the utility.
If members have questions or doubts about the identity of anyone claiming to be a Pedernales Electric representative, they can always call the company toll-free at 1-888-554-4732 or visit any PEC office. Members also are asked to notify law enforcement if they see or are victims of any suspicious activity.