When you became a member of Lynches River Electric Cooperative, you trusted us with personal information—such as your mailing address and phone numbers —that would be valuable to marketers and scammers. It is our responsibility to guard that information so that they don’t gain access to it.
As your electric cooperative, we are interested in protecting your data not profiting from it. That’s why we do not:
- Provide your mailing address to anyone other than the printers that send our communications to you, such as bills and South Carolina Living
- Allow third parties access to your phone numbers for their solicitations.
- Disclose your account information to anyone not named on your account without your permission.
Knowledge is security
While hackers and identity thieves operate in the shadows, scam artists contact you directly. They often pretend to be a representative of Lynches River Electric, threatening disconnection of your service if you don’t immediately pay using a specific method. The best defense against this kind of scam is knowing that your cooperative does not operate this way. As a courtesy, we might notify you of a pending disconnection, but you’ll always have multiple options by which to pay like through your online member portal at www.lynchesriver.com, by phone at 843-675-5732, on the LREC mobile app or in-person at the LREC office or one of our remote payment sites.
If you are unsure about any communications from us, please contact us at 843-672-6111 to confirm.
An increasing threat
Cyberattacks are an increasing threat to your data and the network of power delivery systems. At LREC, we’re always trying to enhance the security mechanisms that protect you and the reliable power upon which you depend. We continually monitor current cyber threats to update and strengthen our anti-virus and anti-malware software accordingly.
Your data belongs to you. No one has the right to share it or sell it, much less steal it. As your cooperative, we have the responsibility to help protect it.