NPD advise public of 'hydro' phone scam
Nelson Police is issuing a warning of another phone scam hitting the city — this time from a person claiming to be employed by a local hydro company.
Cst. Corey Hoy of the NPD said the department received a call for service from a local business advising of the scam call.
“The person stated that the business’ power was going to be disconnected in 30 minutes unless the business owner purchased money cards and followed the instructions provided,” Hoy explained.
Hoy said NPD wants to take this opportunity to warn residents and businesses of scams, and to advise that if you receive a call similar to this, do not provide any personal or account information.
In addition, Hoy advised the public to check the validity of the request by hanging up and calling the local hydro company mentioned to ensure there is some credence to the call.
“If you are still not satisfied that the call is valid, please call the Nelson Police Department at (250) 354-3919 or PhoneBusters at 1-888-495-8501,” he said.