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SaskPower warns customers of phone scam surrounding smart meters

SaskPower has been made aware of a scam where customers are receiving phone calls saying they can have a smart meter for $900.
SaskPower has been made aware of a scam where customers are receiving phone calls saying they can have a smart meter for $900. File / Global News

SaskPower is making customers aware of a current scam regarding smart meters.

The company said people have been receiving phone calls telling them they can have a smart meter for $900.

Scammers are leaving a callback number that takes customers to a menu that sounds like SaskPower’s.

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SaskPower said it’s not a legitimate call, warning customers to not provide any payment information and to not call back.

20,000 smart meters are currently being installed in business across Saskatchewan, all free of charge.

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Anyone about to receive a smart meter would have gotten a letter, a message on their bill and a phone from SaskPower with the option of opting out.

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If you receive a scam call, SaskPower would like to know as soon as possible. They ask customers to call them at 1-888-757-6937.