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Homeowners warned to watch for fake energy bills

A fraudulent energy bill.
A fraudulent energy bill.

CALGARY- Homeowners are being warned to watch out for phony utility bills that have been sent out.

Service Alberta says natural gas and electricity bills from Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) in Washington have been sent via e-mail to some Albertans.

Service Alberta’s Mike Berezowsky explains that the American utility company doesn’t have a licence to deal in Alberta, and the e-mails are the work of fraudsters.

“These are an attempt to either steal your identity, compromise your computer or to take money from you illegally.”

He says people shouldn’t respond to the e-mail, or open any links or attachments that may be contained in it.

Anyone who gets a suspicious e-mail should either delete it or forward it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

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With files from Julie Matthews, Global News

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