Houston County Electric Cooperative, Inc. has received calls from concerned individuals notifying them of a fraudulent meter scam. The caller is contacting people stating he represents HCEC. He may use the name Anthony Battle, and he often provides a false truck number or work order number to make the call sound legitimate. He states there will be an $800 deposit to install a new smart meter. This is a scam. HCEC does not charge to exchange meters and has no association with this individual. Please protect yourself. Report fraudulent acts to appropriate authorities. You may contact HCEC directly with questions or concerns at 936-544-5641.