News

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.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Former fire chief wins director’s seat in Area B
 
Castlegar Winterfest cancelled
 
Robots battle it out for supremacy: Combatants came from around the West Kootenay
Kelowna Siblings to watch themselves on Disney TV
 
North Shore Hall to receive major upgrade
 
Time to fill the Christmas kettle
Update: Fire on Fairview
 
Salvation Army kettle campaign rings in
 
Province waiting for Boonstock payment

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 20 edition online now. Browse the archives.