News : SaskEnergy Warns Customers of Telemarketing Scam
May 156, 2012 -- SaskEnergy is warning its customers of a telemarketing scam occurring in various areas of the province, the Crown corporation said in a press release this week.
The province's natural gas utility said it has received reports from several customers that they were contacted by phone and encouraged to purchase a device that the caller claims will help them save electricity or energy.
The caller claimed to be a SaskEnergy representative.
"This is not a SaskEnergy offering," the release said.
"SaskEnergy does not contact customers by phone to promote or sell products, with the exception of conducting surveys for research purposes."
Anyone who has received calls of this nature should report the call to Phonebusters (the Canadian Antifraud Call Centre) at 1888495-8501.
If a customer has provided personal financial information over the phone, including bank account or credit card information, he or she should report the matter to the police, and immediately contact his or her financial institution.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Published: Friday, May 18, 2012
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