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BC Hydro warns customers against fraudulent calls

A BC Hydro telephone scam is taking British Columbians by surprise.

The company sent out a press release on Thursday warning customers about the scam. Customers are receiving calls where the caller claims to represent BC Hydro and says the individual's power will be disconnected if a payment is not received.

BC Hydro is reminding customers that the company does not collect credit card or bank account information over the telephone. If you receive a call asking for that information, hang up and report the call by calling BC Hydro at 1-800-BC-HYDRO, your local police department and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

BC Hydro sends several notices to individuals with past due accounts asking for a payment to be made via mail.

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