Volunteer Energy Cooperative says scammers are targeting business in part of East Tennessee. 

The scammers will claim to be from the VEC collections department.

The businesses are told their power will be disconnected if they do not pay immediately by purchasing a cash card. 

Scammers are calling from the number 423-878-6931. 

VEC does not make these types of collections calls. 

If you get a call like this, call police.