Another Phone scam claiming to be BC Hydro…

BC Hydro is warning about a potential scam this winter season. Telemarketers claiming to be calling from BC Hydro are trying to sell energy-saving devices called “Hydro Power Savers.”

According to BC Hydro, they do not endorse “Hydro Power Savers” and has seen other potential scams in other provinces.  As part of the calls, the alleged telemarketers are reportedly claiming that the “Hydro Power Savers” can save customers money on their bills. Customers who have been contacted by telemarketers about “Hydro Power Savers” are encouraged not to enter into any agreement for purchase.

The Better Business Bureau has included “power saving scams” as one of the Top Ten Scams for 2012.

 

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2 responses to “Another Phone scam claiming to be BC Hydro…”

  1. Gregory Ross says :

    These people sure know how to talk! Got a call from 519-707-7467 and the lady Anna tried to sell me this hydro power-saving device that would supposedly help me save on my power consumption. Even told me the government required every household to have one! What a laugh! I told Anna I wasn’t interested and to take me off their list because I knew what she was doing. That must have been rude considering that Anna was a girl but it’s better she realized they’re already exposed.

  2. Gregory Ross says :

    and I happen to be following all the scams being posted at this consumer complaint site called http://www.callercenter.com. Too bad Anna didn’t know her phone number’s reported there already. She would have been saved from the embarrassment.

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