Enwin Warns Of Electricity Bill Phone Scams

Tuesday March 1st, 2016

Posted at 7:21pm


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Windsor Police and Enwin Utilities are warning residents to beware of electricity bill phone scams.

“Our customers are always our first priority,” said Enwin Spokesperson, Barbara Peirce Marshall. “We will continue to work with the Electricity Distributors Association and the Windsor Police Service to keep our customers safe from fraud.”

Sgt. Matthew D’Asti of the Windsor Police Service reminds people to be vigilant. “Fraudsters will develop elaborate schemes to defraud the public. Call displays may be spoofed to display Enwin for the incoming call. Always question any unsolicited phone call looking for payment. Remember there is no rush, hang up the phone and call Enwin if you have questions or concerns regarding your bill.”

Here’s how you can stay safe from electricity bill phone scams:

  • If someone calls and threatens to disconnect you if you don’t make a payment right away by pre-paid credit card or wire transfer, say no and hang up.
  • Never give your personal or financial information.
  • Report the incident to Enwin and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501. This agency collects information on fraud and works closely with police to solve these crimes.

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