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Officials warn residents of scams

Monday, February 14, 2022 - It seems that every day, scammers are coming up with new ways to trick or con individuals out of their hard-earned money. On Friday, February 11, residents within the City of Sallisaw and members of the Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative, Inc. both reported issues related to possible scams.

The City of Sallisaw was notified by several residents and businesses that they are currently being contacted by a local phone number identifying themselves as the City of Sallisaw. The callers are telling these residents and business owners that their bills are past due.

The City of Sallisaw is assuring individuals that this is not the city contacting them and that this is a potential scammer. If anyone ever questions the legitimacy of a phone call, mailer, or employee with the City of Sallisaw, they should contact City Hall to verify its authenticity.

Residents of the City of Sallisaw can contact City Hall at 918-775-6241 to report issues or check the validity of calls.

Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative, Inc. is warning their members to use caution after the same situation was brought to their attention. Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative, Inc. would like their customers to contact their office if they have any questions regarding their electric bill or if they believe they have been contacted by a scammer.

Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative, Inc. can be reached at 1-800-328-2368, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer

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