Posted on 11/1/2019 2:56 PM By Sari Maritzer
Technology is great, it makes our lives easier but sometimes it can also make us vulnerable to individuals who take advantage of the information available to them.
Across the province local hydro utilities are warning their customers about scammers who are trying to take advantage and extort money from both residential customers and small businesses.
Residential customers and small businesses are receiving calls from people claiming to be their utility. One scam is that customers will get a call and, customers are threatened with service disconnection if they do not make an immediate payment at cryptocurrency machines, typically located inside convenience stores, cafes, or in malls. Cryptocurrency is not an accepted form of payment for local hydro utilities. Customers should not share any account information or attempt payments – they should simply hang up.
Individuals posing as representatives of the utility are also contacting customers by phone and threatening to disconnect their power i ...