Manitoba Hydro warning public about sophisticated phone scams

Manitoba Hydro is warning its customers of a new phone scam.The crown corporation said the sophisticated prank calls use recordings that sound just like Hydro – and spoof the company’s phone number.READ MORE: Serial prank-caller arrested for 28 calls to Winnipeg’s 911 in two yearsThe scammers are calling and telling Manitobans their Hydro accounts are in arrears, and arranging for payments to be made at non-Hydro locations.“If you end up talking to them, they pretend to look up your address and your account number and they try to arrange payment. They’ll go to a non-Hydro location, take cash, and then take your money,” said Riley McDonald with Hydro’s media relations.“Our recommendation is, if you get this kind of call, hang up.”View link »View original article here Source

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