Don't Get Scammed

Don't Get Scammed

To help protect and inform our members, we created this page to share scam attempts reported by members.

If you believe you have received a scamming attempt, please call us at 806.775.7766.


How to Spot a Scam

In one of the most common scams, a caller may:

Pretend to be from The Co-op. (Your caller ID may even display our name.)

Threaten to turn off power to your home or business within an hour.

Demand immediate payment - often by a prepaid debit card.


Suspect a scammer?

Here's what to do if the call seems suspicious:

1. Hang up.
2. Call us at 806.775.7766.
3. Call the police.

DO NOT pay over the phone if immediate payment is demanded to avoid a disconnection.

Receive a discount on Life Lock through our Co-op Connections program.

Don't fall for scammers

Here are some recent scamming attempts reported by members:

  • Members are receiving calls from someone claiming to be a South Plains Electric Cooperative/other utility employee. They are asking members to make a payment over the phone and threatening to turn off their power if they don't pay. They are leaving an 800 number for a return phone call.  If you are unsure if it is a scam, hang up and call us at 806.775.7766

  • Caution: We have reports of members searching for South Plains Electric online and this link comes up as one of the results:  This company is not authorized to accept payments for South Plains Electric Cooperative members. We have several reports of members using this site and we are not receiving the payments or are receiving them late. Our website is There is a secure link to the bill pay site from the homepage. Also, you can mail your payment, come to one of our service locations, download our free app or call our member service representatives at 806.775.7766.