Public Advisory – Possible Telephone Fraud

January 27th, 2015

Please be advised that there have been recent reports of a telephone based fraud.  The reports indicate callers are identifying themselves as calling from Nalcor or Newfoundland Power and requesting payment for their power bill.  The caller demands the person provide their credit card information.

Customers are advised to be cautious and ensure they can verify the identify of persons calling prior to providing any personal information.

To report any activity that appears to be fraudulent, call Phone Busters (a branch of the Anti Fraud Centre of Canada) at 1-888-495-8501.

You may also contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or call Hydro customer service at 737-1296.


Media Contact:

Jill Pitcher
Senior Communications Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
t. 709.737.1219 / c. 709.689.9938 e.