Pedernales Electric issues warning about phone scam

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AUSTIN (KXAN) – Pedernales Electric Cooperative is warning members after two people recently received phone calls from people posing as PEC employees asking for payment. PEC says this a scam, and members should not give callers any personal information.

Both customers who reported the suspicious activity live in the Kyle area and say the call came from 512-394-9136.

If you are contacted by someone claiming to be a Pedernales employee, you can verify the call by contacting PEC at 1-888-554-4732. The call center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

If you have information about this scam, contact your local law enforcement agency. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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