Published: Jun 06, 2014 4:54 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- LCEC would like to make business customers aware of a recent scam, in which an individual calls from an 800 number, claiming to be from the company and demanding payment.

Several LCEC business customers reported that a man called them from 1-800-717-8350, threatening to shut their electric off for non-payment. In one known incident, the victim refused to give out their credit card number over the phone, so the suspect asked for a Green Dot card, purchased from a convenient store.

LCEC does not operate in this manner.

If customers have any questions about their electric service, they are asked to contact LCEC at 656-2300.