Advertisement

Alectra Utilities warns customers of new scams

Alectra Utilities is warning its customers of several new phone, text and letter scams targeting clients in its service territory.
Alectra Utilities is warning its customers of several new phone, text and letter scams targeting clients in its service territory. Indystar

Alectra Utilities is warning customers about several new phone, text and letter scams targeting clients in its service territory.

READ MORE: Alectra Utilities reports record-breaking energy consumption

The power company says the phone scheme involves a scammer who claims to be an Alectra Utilities technician demanding payment and threatening to remove the Smart Meter.

The text scam involves messages being sent to customers offering a refund from the utility, while the letter mail scam involves letters sent to customers advising of an outstanding amount owed for a Smart Meter deposit.

READ MORE: High winds knock out hydro for Alectra Utilities customers in Hamilton

Alectra Utilities says if any of its customers receive suspicious phone calls, texts or letters, contact customer service or your local police department.

Story continues below advertisement