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Telephone Scammer Duping Unsuspecting Victims: Police

February 13, 2013 1:47 PM | News

TelephoneWinnipeg police are warning the public of a telephone scam that uses Manitoba Hydro’s name to dupe potential victims.

Police say a man has been making calls to sell victims a “power saving device,” while portraying himself as being associated with Manitoba Hydro. The victim is then asked to provide a credit card number to expedite the order.

Manitoba Hydro doesn’t offer such a product and does not solicit the sale of such products over the phone.

Anyone who has received the call, but hasn’t provided their credit card number should notify the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

Police suggest anyone receiving these types of calls should hang up immediately.

— Staff