SaskEnergy warning customers of telemarketing scam

SaskEnergy is warning customers of a telemarketing scam in a statement released Wednesday morning.Individuals claiming to be from SaskEnergy are contacting customers and threatening disconnection of their natural gas service unless a bill payment is made within 30 minutes, said the statement.Callers are telling customers to pay their most recent bill in a number of ways, including cash or Bitcoin. Calls have been reported in Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, Duck Lake and Gull Lake.“This is not a SaskEnergy representative, nor is the line a SaskEnergy phone number,” continued the statement. “While SaskEnergy does contact customers via phone from time to time, the Corporation will never request payment by cash or by Bitcoin. SaskEnergy will also never provide customers with a 30 minute notice to pay their bill.”Anyone who has received a call is being asked to report it to SaskEnergy at 1-800-567-8899, and if someone shows up in person to collect payment, to call their local police.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“If a customer has provided personal financial information, including bank account or credit card information, over the phone, they should report the matter to their local police, as well as immediately contact their financial institution,” said SaskEnergy.The scam comes less than a week after SaskPower warned customers of a text messaging scam where individuals claimed to be offering a refund due to over-billing and asked customers for banking information. read more