Avoid Utility Scams

Umatilla Electric Members have recently reported a new scam requesting immediate payment on utility bills. Scammers will threaten you with everything from shutting off power to your home to legal action. Don't fall victim to these types of scams.


  • Our employees will never show up at your door to demand payment.
  • Never give personal information to an unknown caller or visitor. Our representatives have access to the details they need to service your account.
  • Demands for immediate payment by wire transfer, cryptocurrency, gift cards or cash reload cards should immediately raise red flags.
  • If you think you've been contacted by a scammer falsely representing the co-op, please let us know as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about your account or need to speak to a UEC representative, please give us a call at (541)567-6414 or stop by one of our office locations.